leighton hammond coleman III

leighton hammond coleman III

leighton hammond coleman III

For further information, please contact:


Leighton Hammond Coleman III
P.O. Box 403 St. James, N.Y. 11780
Tel. (631) 584-3011

or e-mail

leighton@polarthetitanicbear.com 

See Polar, The Titanic Bear’s listing in

Eastern Suffolk BOCES Arts-In-Education Handbook 

http://www.esboces.org/AIE/



















 
























































Schools

The Buckley School, New York City, New York. Nov. 1994

The Kreamer Street Elementary School, Bellport , New York Jan.'95

The Sag Harbor Elementary School, Sag Harbor, New York Feb.'95

The George Grant Mason Elementary School, Tuxedo, New York March '95

Cayuga Elementary School, Lake Grove, New York April '95

Tackan Elementary School, Nesconset, New York May '95

Saint James Elementary School, Saint James, New York May '95

Portledge School, Locust Valley, New York Sept. '95

St. Bernard School, Levittown, New York Nov. '95

The Minnesauke Elementary School, Setauket, New York Nov. '95

Harbor Country Day School, Head Of Harbor, New York Jan.'96

East Woods School, Oyster Bay, New York Jan.'96

Setauket Elementary School, Setauket, New York Feb.'96

Frank J. Carasiti Elementary School, Rocky Point, N.Y. Feb.'96

Oxhead Road Elementary School, Centereach, N.Y. April,'96

The Martin De Porres School, Queens, New York March '97

The Georgian Forest Elementary School, Silver Springs, Maryland April '97

The Quogue School, Quogue, Long Island, New York June '97

The Kreamer Street Elementary School, Bellport, New York Dec. '97

Thomas S. Leahy Elementary School, Greenlawn, New York Jan. '98

Clayton Huey Elementary School, Center Moriches, New York Jan. '98

Shore Country Day School, Beverly, Massachusetts May '98

Thomas S. Leahy Elementary School, Greenlawn, New York Jan. '99

Glenwood Landing School, Glen Head, New York April '99

Port Jefferson Elementary School, Port Jefferson, N.Y. April '99

Thomas S. Leahy Elementary School, Greenlawn, New York Jan. 2000

Thomas S. Leahy Elementary School, Greenlawn, New York Jan. 2001

Thomas S. Leahy Elementary School, Greenlawn, New York, 2002

Nokomis Elementary School, Holbrook, New York, 2002

Jennie E. Hewitt School, Rockville Center, 2002

Thomas S. Leahy Elementary School, Greenlawn, New York,  2003

Thomas S. Leahy Elementary School, Greenlawn, New York,  2004

Thomas S. Leahy Elementary School, Greenlawn, New York,  2005

Lloyd Harbor School, Lloyd Harbor, New York, 2005

St. Philip & St. James School, Saint James, New York, 2007

Head-Royce School, Oakland, California, 2008

Mills Pond Elementary School, Smithtown, New York, 2010

Branch Brook Elementary School, New York, 2012

Mills Pond Elementary School, Smithtown, New York, 2013


Libraries

Locust Valley Library, Locust Valley, New York April '95

Emma S. Clark Memorial Library, Setauket, N.Y. Feb.'96

Children's Librarians Association Of Suffolk County, Greenlawn, N.Y. June, '96

Islip Public Library, Islip, New York July, '96

Sayville Public Library, Sayville, New York Nov. '96

South Huntington Library, South Huntington, N.Y. Dec. '96

Central Islip Public Library, Central Islip, New York Jan. '97

Yarmouth Port Public Library, Cape Cod, Massachusetts Feb. '97

East Meadow Public Library, East Meadow, New York March '97

Westhampton Free Library, Westhampton, New York July '97

Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, New York March '98

Southold Public Library, Southold, New York April '98

Emma S. Clark Library, Setauket, New York Feb. '98

Sachem Public Library, Holbrook, New York March '98

Southold Public Library, Southold, New York April '98

Nassau County Libraries Children’s Service Division, Manhasset, NY, March ’09

Syosset Public Library, Syosset,  New York  April ’12

Half Hallows Community Library, Dix Hills, New York August ’12


Museums, Historical Societies & Educational Organizations

Rotary Club Of Smithtown, Smithtown, New York Oct. '95

Smithtown Book Club, Smithtown, New York Nov. '95

Suffolk Co.'s P.T.A.'s "L. I. Parents As Reading Partners Conference" Oct. '96

Deepwells Fall Festival, Friends For L.I. Heritage, St. James, N.Y. Oct. '96

Friends For L.I. Heritage, Coindre Hall, Huntington, N.Y. Oct. 96

Three Village Historical Society, Setauket, New York Nov. '96

South Street Seaport Museum, New York City Dec. '97

Long Island State Veterans Home At Stony Brook, Stony Brook, N.Y. March '98

The Wenham Museum, Wenham, Massachusetts May '98

The Nichols House Museum, Boston, Massachusetts May '98

Nassau B.O.C.E.S.' Making Connections Conference, Glen Cove, N.Y. July '98

Saint Botolph Club, Boston, Massachusetts April' 99

Smithtown Historical Society, New York April, ’02

Rockville Centre’s Enchanted Winterland Fundraiser, N.Y. Nov., ’08

The Tuxedo Historical Society’s Titanic Centennial Weekend, Tuxedo, NY  April’12

The Smithtown Book Club, Smithtown, NY April 2013

The Fountains at Mill Brook, NY August 2014



Book Store Lecture Appearances

(This list does not include regular book signings)

Vendors: Encore Books, Scarsdale, New York Jan. '96

Borders Books And Music, Westbury, N.Y. April, '96

Papers Book Shop, New Port, Rhode Island Sept. '97

Borders Books And Music, Westbury, N.Y. April, '98

For me, the two biggest rewards in publishing my great aunt’s award winning, long lost, children’s book are meeting Polar fans and receiving invitations to come to schools,  libraries and museums to talk about the book.

To best facilitate the numerous requests, I worked with educators and Polar’s publishers, in developing a companion Key Note and/or Power Point program on Polar, The Titanic Bear.  It examines what it was like for a child to grow up over 100 years ago, during the Edwardian age (1901-1914).  Those looking for lesson plans, click here: Polar, The Titanic Bear lesson plans.

Through the prism of  Douglas Spedden’s child hood, (as seen in the Titanic movie spinning his top on deck),  today’s students learn of a simpler era where, Edwardian children read from books, listen to phonographs and happily played with beautiful handcrafted dolls, plush mohair teddy bears, lead soldiers and brightly printed board games, all the while surviving in a world with out radios, televisions, computer games and plastic toys.

The lecture also examines the heyday of "Grand Travel,” the golden age of the ocean liner and transcontinental train service, a period in which getting some where was extremely fun & glamourous.

By examining the Titanic disaster, the worlds first major industrial catastrophe, students understand how it destroyed the Edwardians' idealistic view of technology, as the was the very era that produced many innovations, such as the airplane, motor car, & telephone, all of which were then, erroneously, thought to presage a utopian society.

The lecture has 120/145 slides and it can run from forty minutes to an hour long, depending on your schedule and age group

Below is a partial list of schools and other organisations who have enjoyed the Polar, The Titanic Bear Lecture.

A window on a vanished

Edwardian way of life

Key Note presentation by

Leighton H. Coleman III
Editor of Polar, The Titanic Bear


 








The Incredible true story of a toy bear that survived the Titanic disaster
For grades 3 through 5

$450 Suffolk County/ $500 Elsewhere

Please note that the above appearance fees are only for Suffolk County L.I. N.Y.

For those school districts  out side of  Suffolk Co. N.Y. and/or require Exhibitor-Insurance,

please be advised, a surcharge will be added to the appearance fee.

Rockville Center NY

Syosset Public Library

Christmas Polar