Auguste Rodin (born Paris, France, 1840; died Meudon, France, November 17, 1917) was a very influential sculptor. He worked mostly with the human form, and one of his most famous pieces is The Thinker. Children could visit a website at: Rodin Museum. Children can become sculptors with a minimum amount of help from adults. Children could mix one part vermiculite and one part plaster of Paris with enough water to make a mixture the consistency of pudding. They can pour the mixture into empty and clean milk cartons or other disposable containers. The mixture will solidify. Students can remove the carton and carve the solid with spoons or other tools.
Marjorie Weinman Sharmat (born Portland, Maine, 1928; died Munster, Indiana, March 12, 2019) wrote children’s books. She published at least 130 books! She wrote the Nate the Great series, started in 1972.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (born Johnstown, New York, 1815; died New York, New York, October 26, 1902) worked for women’s rights. Children would enjoy reading Jean Fritz’s You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?
Letitia Christian Tyler (born Cedar Grove, Virginia, 1790; died Washington, DC, September 10, 1842) was the first wife of John Tyler, tenth president of the United States. While Tyler was pursuing a political career, she took charge of their plantation. However, bad health won over, and she became an invalid. She died in the White House. Children could visit a website at: Letitia Christian Tyler.