History Calendar for Elementary Classroom on TPT (Nellie is featured in May)
Happy birthday to Nellie Bly, female journalist and role model! Nellie lived during a period in American history when women were not allowed to vote and one of the only true "suitable" jobs for a woman was that of a teacher (not that that is a bad profession). Instead, Nellie went on to do undercover reporting and eventually went on to break Jules Verne's fictitious "Around The World In 80 Days" calculation. She completed the journey in a record breaking 72 days! She did not like to take "no" for an answer. Nellie's own motto being "Energy rightly applied and directed will accomplish anything." It is such a simple motto, but one that I truly admire and strive for daily. Happy birthday Nellie! You are an inspiration!