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Clara Barton


One of the greatest lessons we can teach our children is the importance of helping others in need. Towards this end, we are proud to introduce Clara Barton as our humanitarian role model.

From the time she was old enough to be a nurse within her own family, Clara's life was dedicated to helping others. She accepted no pay as she taught poor children whose parents had no money to send them to school.

She raised warehouses full of food, medicine and clothing during the Civil War, and then courageously went to the front to nurse the wounded and dying. Finally, she started the American Red Cross which is her legacy today.

As children learn from Clara's example, they will then offer suggestions as to what they can do to help others in need and make the world just a little better place.


  • Civil War
  • Leadership
  • Biographies
  • Women’s history
  • Community service
  • Character education
  • Social studies and language arts
  • The kick-off to a school-wide food or clothing drive


 *October – National Book Month
 *October 16-22 – National CHARACTER COUNTS! Week
 *November 13-19 – American Education Week
 *December – Clara's birthday was in December
 *March – Women's History Month; American Red Cross Month
 *April 8-14 – National Library Week
 *April 15-21 – National Volunteer Week
*May 8 – World Red Cross Day
*May 6-12 – Teacher Appreciation Week
*May 21 – Anniversary of Clara's Founding of the American Red Cross

*For specific tie-ins to your state's curriculum and learning standards, please call our office.


"Anything that can keep the undivided attention of first graders has got to be wonderful. A picture is worth a thousand words. They will remember."
  -- First Grade Teacher, Northeast School, Evergreen Park
"I felt as if I were really right on the scene - I felt inspired. It was a wonderful way to learn history."
  -- Sixth Grade Teacher, Plaid Academy, Chicago

"This program was an excellent way to present students with the challenge and encouragement to make the world a better place."
  -- Second Grade Teacher, Bright School, Waltham
"The presentation was spectacular and kept the attention of a very diversified group (grades 3-8)!"
  -- Eighth Grade Teacher, Sacred Heart School, Lowell

"Clara Barton's life is a great example of the kind of moral values we're trying to instill in our students. Thank you for enhancing our unit and bringing to life a true heroine!"
  -- Second Grade Teacher, Stonebridge School, Stillwater
"Extremely creative program. Corresponds well with our American History curriculum."
  -- Fifth Grade Teacher, Wilson School, Anoka


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