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Women's History Month(March)


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"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Eleanor Roosevelt

In 1978, a school district in California, organized a "Women's History Week". By 1981, Congress passed a resolution establishing a National Women's History Week and in 1987, Congress created a month, March, to honor the contributions of women and to promote the teaching of women's history.


The following information may be helpfulfor Women's History Month. The 2017 theme for Women's History Month is"Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business".


At one time, women weren't able to do many things because of their gender. Here are some women trailblazers.Being the first, made it easier for other women to follow in their footsteps. Every year, new firsts continue to be made by women. Here is just a sampling of firsts made by women.


Lucy Brewer

First woman marine

1812


Elizabeth Blackwell

First woman to receive a medical degree

1849


Amelia Jenks Bloomer

Publisher/editor of first prominent women's rights newspaper

1849


Harriet Tubman

First woman to run underground railroad to help slaves escape

1850


Lucy Hobbs

First woman to graduate from dental school

1866


Arabella Mansfield Babb

First woman admitted to the bar to practice law

1869


Frances Elizabeth Willard

First woman to become a college president (Evanston College)

1871


Victoria Chaflin Woodhull

First woman to be presidential candidate

1872


Helen Magill

First woman to receive a Ph.D. degree (Boston University)

1877


Belva Ann Lockwood

First woman to practice law before U.S. Supreme Court

1879


Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross

1881


Suzanna Madora Salter

First woman mayor (Argonia, Kansas)

1887


Marie Curie

First women to win  a Nobel Prize AND first person awarded TWO Nobel Prizes(as of 2016)

1903 AND 1911


Mary McLeod Bethune

First woman to establish secondary school that became 4-year accredited college

1904


Blanche Scott

First woman to fly an airplane

1910


Jeannette Rankin

First woman U.S. House Representative (Montana)

1917


Bessie Coleman

First African American Female pilot in USA and first AMERICAN to receive an international pilot’s license.

1921


Hallie Ferguson

First woman governor of U. S. state (Texas)

1924


Amelia Earhart

First woman to be a passenger on an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean (1928)

and first woman to fly  across the Atlantic Ocean.

1932



Jane Addams

First American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize

1931


Hattie Wyatt Caraway

First woman elected to U.S. Senate

1932


Amelia Earhart

First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean

1932


Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova

First woman to fly in space, aboard Vostok 6.

1963


Mary Clarke

First woman to be named major general in U.S. Army

1978


Sandra Day O'Connor

First woman a justice of the U. S. Supreme Court

1981


Sally Kristen Ride

First American woman to reach outer space.

1983


Ann Bancroft

First woman to walk to North Pole

1986


Christa McAuliffe

First woman citizen passenger on a space mission

1986


Lt. Col. Eileen Collins

First American woman to pilot a Space Shuttle

1995


Madeleine K. Albright

First woman Secretary of State and highest ranking woman in the U.S. government

1997



Condoleezza Rice

First African-American woman to be appointed Secretary of State

2005


Nancy Pelosi

First woman to become Speaker of the House

2007


Hillary Clinton

First woman to be in a presidential primary and caucus in every state

2008


Michelle Obama

First African American First Lady

2008


Kathryn Bigelow

First woman to win the Best Director Award

2010


2012

Mary Barra became the first  female CEO of General Motors

2013


Women were allowed to compete in ski jumping events at the Winter Olympics for the first time!

2014


Katie Higgins became the first female pilot of the Blue Angels(US Navy Flight demonstrationsquad)

2014


Megan Brennan

First female United Sates Postmaster General

2014



Questions

  • Are there any areas in which women still have yet to make a contribution?

  • What are 3 character traits of women who have been trailblazers? What would you list as 3 of your best character traits?

  • There is a Hispanic Heritage Month, a Native American Month, a Black History Month and a Women’s History Month. Why do you think such months were established? Do you think there is a need for such months to highlight different groups? Why, why not?

  • If you could interview a woman trailblazer(past or present), who would it be and why? What might be 2 questions you would ask of that person?



  • Sites of interest for additional materials:


    1. http://www.nea.org/tools/lessons/50850.htm


    2.http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0768462.html Statues built to honor woman


    3.http://www.infoplease.com/quizzes/whmadventurers/1.html Quiz your women's history knowledge(women adventurers)http://www.infoplease.com/quizzes/womenleaders/1.html Quiz your women's history knowledge (women leaders)

    4. Check out the National Women's Hall of Fame, opened in 1979, in Seneca Falls, NY.Check out the inductees to the National Women's Hall of Fame: https://www.womenofthehall.org/women-of-the-hall/



    5.http://www.historyswomen.com/1stwomen.htmlAnother great source of women past and present



    6.http://multiculturalkidblogs.com/2015/03/02/womens-history-month-strong-girls-books-for-kids/ Books to recommend



    7. Did you know that Congress has voted to create a Women's History Museum to be built in our nation's capital, Washington, DC? http://www.nwhm.org/building-the-museum/ (2014)

    Resources:

    Women's History Month: A Webquest on 12 women that made a difference:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Womens-History-Month-Webquest-501023

    Check out my web quest on famous First Ladies:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Ladies-of-the-United-States-Wequest-604151

    Reader's Theater Scripts:

    Susan B. Anthony:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Susan-B-Anthony-A-Readers-Theater-Script-2304130

    Elizabeth Blackwell:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Elizabeth-Blackwell-A-Readers-Theater-Script-2369216

    Hillary Clinton:https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Hillary-Clinton-Biographical-PlayTo-Tell-the-Truth-Play-613549

    Bessie Coleman: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Bessie-Coleman-AviatorReaders-Theater-Script-1687487

    Michelle Obama: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/First-Lady-Michelle-Obama-Biographical-PlayA-To-Tell-the-Truth-Play-595945

    Eleanor Roosevelt: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Eleanor-Roosevelt-A-Biographical-PlayTo-Tell-the-Truth-Play-590590

    Amelia Earhart: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Amelia-EarhartBiographical-PlayTo-Tell-the-Truth-Play-348663

    Other Plays on Women in History: Dolly Madison, Abigail Adams, Lady Bird Johnson,Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks, Marian Anderson, and more: https://www.pinterest.com/gailhennessey/gails-tpt-store-social-studies-emporiumand-more/

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    *Left to right: Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell