September 11th and Courage

September’s Superpower is courage!

  • Courage is strength in the face of pain or grief; the quality of being brave; valor; heroism.
  • Courage means sacrificing your needs for the needs of another.
  • Courage means taking a risk and facing your fears.
  • It takes courage to admit you have made a mistake.
  • It takes courage to stand up for someone who is being teased.

Maira Kalman’s Fireboat: The Heroic Adventures of the John J. Harvey inspires all of us to be heroic, no matter our size or age and is our book of the month. Visit and read additional news article. September 11 is Patriot Day. Patriot Day is to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States on September 11, 2001. September 11th reminds us of all those who displayed great acts of courage that day. We must remember that ordinary citizens have the power to be extraordinary.

  • Decorate a medal in honor of a fallen hero. Find a name here.
  • How will you show courage this year? Post your comment below.

Seneca Falls-Women’s Rights


  • Directions: Take a few moments to observe the picture below. This is a primary source document from the Seneca Falls Convention. After viewing the illustration respond to the prompts below on the blog.
  • What do you notice about most of the men in this illustration? Be specific and state as much as you can.
  • How are women portrayed (shown) in this political cartoon?
  • Post our response…below. if you click on the image it will enlarge itself.


Temperance Movement

Take a few moments to view the poster of former President, Teddy Roosevelt. This is a primary source (political cartoon) from the early 1900’s.

In the early 1900’s there was a movement to prohibit (end) the sale, production or consumption (drinking) of alcohol. 

Next answer the questions below based upon the primary source document.

1. What do you notice about Teddy in this poster?

2. Look at the sign behind him…what are they selling?

3. Based upon what they are selling do you think Teddy was for or against alcohol?