Of all the obituaries you've read - or written - what's one you'd pick for kids to read?
I'm a middle school teacher and an obituary enthusiast. I use obituaries in the classroom to introduce students to people who lived inspiring lives, worthy of emulation.*
We've read about the foster mother to ninety-eight children, the first woman to climb the highest mountain on each continent, and the man who invented the study of flags. (Over fifty obits so far - see them all at passedmadepresent.org.) I'm especially interested in obits that may have received insufficient notice.
I'd be grateful if you shared your recommendation(s) in the comment section below.
Many thanks - and thank you for the work you do!
*For more on obituaries' instructional merit, see my Boston Herald op-ed "Obituaries Teach Life's Lessons."