A social studies and history teacher in Woonsocket High School since 1999, Anthony Cosentino, from Putnam, Connecticut, earned a bachelor of arts in history with a minor in secondary education from St. Johns University and later a master of art in history. In his hometown of Putnam, Anthony Cosentino also volunteers as a firefighter at the local fire department. True to his line of study and experience in social studies and history, he is passionate about genealogy research. Census records offer one way to track your ancestry.

To track your family heritage through census records, you require the ancestor or…


Anthony Cosentino is an social studies educator who has taught at Woonsocket High School in Rhode Island for the last 22 years. He also holds an MA in history from Providence College. Alongside teaching, Anthony Cosentino is a volunteer firefighter for the Putnam Fire Department. Through Putnam, he has received certifications in Level 1 and Level 2 firefighting as well as hazmat operations.

Volunteer firefighters make up a substantial chunk of the firefighting workforce in the US; according to the US National Fire Protection Association, 70 percent of US firefighters are volunteers. Since volunteering is both a rewarding way to…


Educator Anthony Cosentino holds an MA and a BA in history. He currently teaches social studies and sociology at Woonsocket High School in Rhode Island and is a volunteer firefighter with the Putnam Fire Department in Connecticut. When he is not planning lessons or responding to emergencies in Putnam, Anthony Cosentino enjoys spending time cooking.

Ever wondered when humans started cooking? According to anthropologists, plant and burnt bone ashes found in archeological sites such as the Wonderwerk Cave in South Africa provide evidence that humans began using controlled fire around 1 million years ago. It was not until about 500,000…


Anthony Cosentino is a resident of Putnam, Connecticut, and is a teacher at Woonsocket High School and a volunteer fireman with the Putnam Fire Department. While not educating students or fighting fires, Anthony Cosentino has an interest in genealogical research and the resources that are utilized.

Genealogical research has seen a massive uptrend in the last few decades, and a lot of that trend has to do with resources that are now available online. When a person starts to look into the history of a family, there are a number of areas that they should check.

There are a number…


A resident of Putnam, Connecticut, Anthony Cosentino is a social studies and sociology teacher at Woonsocket High School. Anthony Cosentino is also involved in various genealogical research, which has seen a major boom thanks to expanding technologies.

Technology is growing at an exponential rate, and the last decade has seen technology impact genealogical research in much the same way it has advanced many other fields. It is now easier than ever to access records and information thanks to new technologies.

Online genealogical databases have had the largest impact regarding the ease of doing research. There are numerous free and paid…


A high school teacher at Woonsocket, Rhode Island, Anthony Cosentino also serves as a volunteer firefighter in the Putnam Fire Department. A resident of Putnam, Connecticut, he has more than two decades of experience teaching social studies and sociology. Anthony Cosentino co-created the Woonsocket High School’s Global Citizenship Group, which allowed students to participate in annual field trips to Rwanda and make cultural exchanges.

School field trips are relevant social experiences where students share cultural aspects and explore new perspectives in an authentic setting. According to the National Science Teachers Association, field trips can enhance and deepen classroom learning. …

Anthony Cosentino

Anthony Cosentino — Teacher in RI and Firefighter in Putnam, CT

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