Learn about the invention of the Band-Aid!
From Kirkus Review (starred):
The Band-Aid is one of those remarkably useful things that just about everyone has used, but has anyone wondered who invented them and how they become a staple in medicine cabinets all over?In an engaging, humorous narrative, Wittenstein reveals the true story behind the invention. In the 1920s, Earle Dickson worked as a cotton buyer for Johnson & Johnson. His wife, Josephine, was an accident-prone klutz who frequently injured herself in the kitchen, slicing, grating, and burning herself. The son of a doctor, Earle worked on finding easier ways to bandage Josephine's injuries than wrapping them in rags. He took adhesive tape, then applied sterile gauze and crinoline, and the first Band-Aid was born. Impressed with Earle's prototype, his boss agreed to produce and sell the bandage, but it took a while to catch on. Once Band-Aids were mass-produced, the company gave them away to Boy Scouts and soldiers serving in World War II, and then they caught on with the American public and the rest of world.
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Making Connections (2 Activities)
Let’s Take a Picture Walk (2 Activities)
I Wonder… Formulating Questions
Comprehension Questions and Answer Key
Compare and Contrast: Early Band-Aids and Today’s Band-Aids
Making Connections: Text to Self
Making Connections: Text to Text
Making Connections: Text to World
What Do You Think? Writing Activity
All About Earle
Earle’s First Try (Step Sequence)
Cover Art – Design a New Cover for the Book
3-2-1 Summarizing Activity
Book Review (2 Options)