Carry On, Mr. Bowditch by Jean Lee Latham is an AMAZING True Story that can inspire kids to study, discover their gifts and share them with others. Nat is a person of true character who does his duty, treats others with compassion and is committed to right and truth. As Nat faces the struggles that life brings him with courage and dignity, you will be inspired to follow his example and engage in your own lifelong learning!
Themes: study, life purpose, patience, duty, service, discovery, hard work, family, commitment, science
Principle: Self-education is essential to self-discovery.
1- What was an apprenticeship? How did it work? Why were youth put into apprenticeships? Were they are good thing or a bad thing? Should we have them today?
2- How did Nat overcome his disappointments? What can we learn from his diligence?
3- Why was Nat not afraid to share what he knew? How can our learning bless others?