Enrichment Ideas and Projects for Jeanie Blair, Author Extraordinaire


1. Research someone who has received a Purple Heart.  Write an essay about their life, or see if you can interview them.

2. Choose a topic below to research. Then write a report or make a Power Point presentation

  • The Battle of the Bulge 
  • Clara Barton's life
  • The life of Susan B Anthony and/or Frederick Douglass to see how compassion played a huge role in their character
  • Another civil rights activist
  • Florence Nightingale Syndrome

3. Interview someone currently serving in the US military.  Why do you think it is important that we still have people who do this?

4. Write a card thanking someone in the military for their service or put together a care package. See guidelines at

5. Write a new verse or two for the Strugglin' song to describe something tough you are going through or have gone through.

References for Jeanie Blair, Author Extraordinaire

Purple Heart

Clara Barton

Military care package ideas