WHERE ARE THE FAMOUS WOMEN IN HISTORY?
Students list/compare the number of men in history they can think of to the number of famous women. They discuss why there are more men than women on the list. They examine their textbooks for the same comparison and discuss the results.
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"The Real McCoy:" African American Inventors in History
Class members research African American inventors, the challenges they faced in their attempts to patent their works, and the importance of their inventions to the development of technology. After a brief introduction to inventors Elijah...
6th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
Celebrating African American/Black Leaders in History: Their Religions and Their Legacy
Kick start Black History Month with a fantastic resource that blends a study of prominent African American leaders in history with information on different religions. Beginning with a brainstorm and then leading into a collaborative...
6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Famous Dead People Project
Despite the slightly off-putting title, the instructions and activities detailed in these project guidelines for researching a noteworthy figure will serve as a fantastic supplement to your next famous person research assignment.
4th - 5th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Women in the Cockpit
Alberta Kinney was a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) program. They were some of the first women in America to fly army aircraft in World War II. Viewers discover who Kinney was and how the program shaped women's...
4 mins 3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
How Did Dracula Become the World's Most Famous Vampire?
What has copyright law have to do with the Dracula, the most famous vampire in history? Check out the twisted tale of how a fight over the royalty rights to Bram Stoker's novel gave immortality to the blood sucker.
5 mins 6th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Women of Music
There were a lot of firsts for women in music. From being the first to sing and write about birth control to speaking out about issues of their time, female singers represent a voice that had not been heard by many before. Young viewers...
2 mins 3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Where are the Famous Women in History?
Students investigate sexism in history by identifying important women from the U.S. In this women's equality lesson, students discuss why they remember more men in the history of the U.S. than women. Students compare women's and men's...
4th - 6th Visual & Performing Arts