At age 39 shebegan tochange the USwith mentalinstitutions1822-1836,Dorotheataught classand wrotechildren'sbooks.ShecontractedtuberculosisSecondcareerbegan whenshe was 39.At 12, she wastaken from herparents andwent to live withher grandma.Covering half ofUS and Europe,she inspectedinstitutions formistreatment byage 54She did morein 15 yearsthan most doin a lifetime.1841 beganteachingSunday schoolat EastCambridge Jail.1821-- herfatherdied.The schoolDorotheaopened andtaught at wastorn down.She wasborn onApril 4,1802.Her goals werenot defined,she simply didwhat she couldto help people.Edward Bangs(cousin)helped heropen herschoolShe wasthe oldestof 3children.Her motherwas MaryBigelowDix.During herday, girls werenot permittedto attendpublic school.At age 15,she openeda school;taught there3 years.JosephDix washer father.Family lifewas describedas abusiveand non-existent.Her grandmotheragreed to the useof the Dix mansionfor teaching poorand wealthy girls.Young girlscould betaught byother womenprivatelyDorothea was1st a teacher;2nd a socialreformer forthe mentally ill.Her changesare still beingfelt today withthe way mentalpatients aretreatedDorotheaaccomplishedso much forhumanity withinher lifespan.At age 39 shebegan tochange the USwith mentalinstitutions1822-1836,Dorotheataught classand wrotechildren'sbooks.ShecontractedtuberculosisSecondcareerbegan whenshe was 39.At 12, she wastaken from herparents andwent to live withher grandma.Covering half ofUS and Europe,she inspectedinstitutions formistreatment byage 54She did morein 15 yearsthan most doin a lifetime.1841 beganteachingSunday schoolat EastCambridge Jail.1821-- herfatherdied.The schoolDorotheaopened andtaught at wastorn down.She wasborn onApril 4,1802.Her goals werenot defined,she simply didwhat she couldto help people.Edward Bangs(cousin)helped heropen herschoolShe wasthe oldestof 3children.Her motherwas MaryBigelowDix.During herday, girls werenot permittedto attendpublic school.At age 15,she openeda school;taught there3 years.JosephDix washer father.Family lifewas describedas abusiveand non-existent.Her grandmotheragreed to the useof the Dix mansionfor teaching poorand wealthy girls.Young girlscould betaught byother womenprivatelyDorothea was1st a teacher;2nd a socialreformer forthe mentally ill.Her changesare still beingfelt today withthe way mentalpatients aretreatedDorotheaaccomplishedso much forhumanity withinher lifespan.

DORTHEA DIX BINGO - Call List

(Print) Use this randomly generated list as your call list when playing the game. There is no need to say the BINGO column name. Place some kind of mark (like an X, a checkmark, a dot, tally mark, etc) on each cell as you announce it, to keep track. You can also cut out each item, place them in a bag and pull words from the bag.


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  1. At age 39 she began to change the US with mental institutions
  2. 1822-1836, Dorothea taught class and wrote children's books.
  3. She contracted tuberculosis
  4. Second career began when she was 39.
  5. At 12, she was taken from her parents and went to live with her grandma.
  6. Covering half of US and Europe, she inspected institutions for mistreatment by age 54
  7. She did more in 15 years than most do in a lifetime.
  8. 1841 began teaching Sunday school at East Cambridge Jail.
  9. 1821-- her father died.
  10. The school Dorothea opened and taught at was torn down.
  11. She was born on April 4, 1802.
  12. Her goals were not defined, she simply did what she could to help people.
  13. Edward Bangs (cousin) helped her open her school
  14. She was the oldest of 3 children.
  15. Her mother was Mary Bigelow Dix.
  16. During her day, girls were not permitted to attend public school.
  17. At age 15, she opened a school; taught there 3 years.
  18. Joseph Dix was her father.
  19. Family life was described as abusive and non-existent.
  20. Her grandmother agreed to the use of the Dix mansion for teaching poor and wealthy girls.
  21. Young girls could be taught by other women privately
  22. Dorothea was 1st a teacher; 2nd a social reformer for the mentally ill.
  23. Her changes are still being felt today with the way mental patients are treated
  24. Dorothea accomplished so much for humanity within her lifespan.