Changing The World Award

Given By: Molly Bahr and Brittney Kreitler

Background Information

Dorothea was born April 4, 1802, Hampden, Maine. She had three siblings and was the oldest. She began teaching school at the age 14.
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Dorothea Dix founded the Dix Mansion, a school for girls, along with a charity school that poor girls could attend for free. She began writing textbooks, with her most famous, Conversations on Common Things, published in 1824.

Reason For Award

Dorothea changed the way mental ill people lived. She also made punishments fair! She treated the mental ill people the way they should be treated.