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May 17, 2017 : Mini Page Hero: Elizabeth Blackwell

The Mini Page is a syndicated, four-page tabloid written for young children found each Wednesday in The Denver Post. This issue of The Mini Page is available through the eEdition Archive to registered eEdition subscribers

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Activities:

1. Draw a doctor’s medical bag on a piece of paper. On the bag, paste newspaper pictures of medical supplies that Elizabeth Blackwell would like to have.

2. In the newspaper, circle with a red marker any medical instruments that would have helped her with her patients. Explain why each instrument is important.

3. Collect newspaper stories of women in the medical field: doctors, nurses, therapists, etc.

4. How were these important in Elizabeth Blackwell’s life: (a) the school for girls in Cincinnati, (b) Geneva Medical College, (c) London School of Medicine and (d) Elizabeth Blackwell’s hospital?

5. Find a newspaper story about a female doctor. Pretend you are sending the story to Elizabeth Blackwell. Write a letter explaining how the medical field has changed since her time, especially for women.

Mini Page activities meet many state and national educational standards. Each week we identify standards that relate to The Mini Page content and offer activities that will help your students reach them.

This week's standard:
Students use biographies to understand individuals who are honored by the nation. (Social Studies: History)

(standards by Dr. Sherrye D. Garrett, Texas A&M University-Corpus Christi)

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