The Edward M. Kennedy Institute for the U.S. Senate invites K-3rd grade classes to join us for our virtual story hour program, Welcoming Words. This one-hour program introduces young students to an important American symbol, the Statue of Liberty, and the welcome that she represents to immigrants. Together we will read Her Right Foot by Dave Eggers, a non-fiction children’s book with a powerful message about the Statue of Liberty and her striding right foot. We will discuss how Lady Liberty welcomes diverse neighbors into our American communities and students will then be encouraged to create their own symbols of welcome for new friends.
Students will learn about the history of the Statue of Liberty and its role as an American symbol; students will be invited to think about what makes communities welcoming places that are inclusive and respectful of differences.
Students are invited to share their questions and ideas, and offer their own thoughts of symbols of welcome that resonant with their homes, schools, and communities.