Each time I read the book Miss Rumphius by Barbara Cooney, I am inspired by Alice’s dedication to her dreams and her quest to make the world more beautiful.
Over the years, these themes have quite naturally become a part of the way my classes commemorate Patriot Day, September 11th. Although young students today have no personal memories of that event, they can still join others in service and work to promote beauty, happiness, and good in the world.
This month’s freebie is an activity based on the story of Miss Rumphius to help students identify practical ways they can change the world for the better.
Click here or on the picture below for a pdf of the activity: includes directions, worksheet, templates, and examples of completed display.
See previous September 11th posts for other books, activities, and resources.