Patty Cooper – Living History

Patty Cooper
304-488-6323
goodehuswyfe@hotmail.com

Patty presents a choice of fascinating historical characters that she brings to life in her captivating presentations: “Mad” Anne Bailey, the only female Revolutionary War scout and heroine of the Kanawah Valley; Betsy Ross and the history of our flag; Victorian School Marm, Miss Icie Henderson, recreating a one room school room experience circa 1900. Other characters Patty portrays: Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Belle Boyd, Mary Jemison, Anna Jarvis, and Eleanor Roosevelt. Patty has added Amelia Earhart to her selections. Patty also presents a “Pioneer Living Skills” program which includes spinning, knitting, and candledipping. Bring history into your classroom through the arts!

Age level: 1-6 time: approximately 45 minutes Availability: flexible with ample notice; classroom or library setting for historical characters; classroom for pioneer skills.

Patty has an Associate degree in Applied Science and has worked as a historical interpreter on Blennerhassett Island State Park. She has lectured, taught, and given workshops and demonstrations at fairs and festivals on antique needlework, tools, and rughooking. Patty is a member of Pioneer Fibercrafters Guild, the Daughters of American Pioneers, Wood County Historical Society, and has been a Wood County 4 H leader for the past 13 years and is a member of the West Virginia Humanities Council History Alive program.

Social Studies Standard: Engage in the dramatic arts to help them connect to other disciplines, people, and events in the world around them.

  • Curriculum Guide Grades K-2

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Stories from history
      • American Heritage
      • Heroes
    • Math and Science

      • Nature/environment
      • Seasons
      • Geometric shapes
    • Arts

      • Imagination
      • Costumes
      • Characters
      • Crafts
  • Curriculum Guide Grades 3-4

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Oral dramatization
      • Characterization
      • WV/OH stories
    • Math and Science

      • Measurement
      • Geometric shapes
      • Chemical process
    • Arts

      • Dramatizations
      • Theater arts; props
      • Costume/characters
      • Fabric art: quilts, flag
  • Curriculum Guide Grades 5-6

    • Language Arts and Social Studies

      • Vocabulary
      • Characterization
      • Oral history: women as heroes
    • Math and Science

      • Problem solving
      • Natural resources
      • Geometric shapes
    • Arts

      • Theater: acting
      • Characters/costumes
      • Props, improvisations
      • Fabric art: quilts, flag