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Bessie Coleman (1892-1926) - HS
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This lesson provides an overview of the world's first African American female pilot, who overcame multiple barriers (racial, gender-based, historical, socioeconomic) in order to become a celebrated aviator and daredevil performer who thrilled both Black and White audiences. It is suitable for a lesson in history class, and would makean enriching addition to courses dealing with technical or scientific fields connected with aviation. The Woodson Center’s K-12 black history and character curriculum is based on the Woodson Principles and tells the stories of black Americans whose tenacity and resilience enabled them to overcome adversity and make invaluable contributions to our country. It also teaches character and decision-making skills that equip students to take charge of their futures. These lessons in black American excellence are free and publicly available for all.

Subject:
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Curriculum Team
Date Added:
06/23/2024
Betsy Ross
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Considered essential to the American Revolution, Betsy Ross is credited with sewing the first United States flag.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Betsy Wade
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As the lead plaintiff in a class-action lawsuit against the New York Times in 1974, Wade transformed the industry and newsrooms across the nation.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Betty Friedan
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Journalist, activist, and co-founder of the National Organization for Women, Betty Friedan was one of the early leaders of the women’s rights movement of the 1960s and 1970s.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Beverly Cleary
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Beverly Cleary created some of the most beloved children’s book characters of the 20th century.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Beverly LaHaye
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Beverly LaHaye has been an influential voice in American conservative politics for decades and founded the Concerned Women for America.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Biddy Mason (1818-1891) - HS
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In this history lesson, students learn about the epic life and exemplary character of Biddy Mason, a woman who was born into slavery in the Deep South, walked to California as part of a pioneer caravan, fought for her freedom in court, and died a millionaire real-estate investor in Los Angeles. In addition to the highs and lows of Biddy’s dramatic life, this lesson asks students to study how she demonstrated the virtues of courage and charity, both in securing freedom for herself and her family and, later, using her fortune to invest in her community and provide relief to poor Californians of all races and religions.The Woodson Center's Black History and Excellence curriculum is based on the Woodson Principles and tells the stories of Black Americans whose tenacity and resilience enabled them to overcome adversity and make invaluable contributions to our country. It also teaches character and decision-making skills that equip students to take charge of their futures. These lessons in Black American excellence are free and publicly available for all.

Subject:
Ethnic Studies
U.S. History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Author:
Curriculum Team
Date Added:
06/24/2024
Billie Jean King
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One of the greatest tennis players of all time and a Presidential Medal of Freedom recipient for her advocacy for women in sports and LGBTQ rights, Billie Jean King won 39 Grand Slam titles in her tennis career and led the fight for equal pay in tennis.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Brownie Wise
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Brownie Wise was a self-made woman who revolutionized marketing tactics and had a knack for motivating others. She introduced the now popular household item, Tupperware, to the market.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
By Popular Demand: Votes for Women Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
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This site offers photos of suffrage parades and pickets, cartoons commenting on the movement, and portraits of Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others.

Subject:
History
U.S. History
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Library of Congress
Provider Set:
American Memory
Date Added:
07/17/2000
Candace Cable
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Candace Cable became the first woman to medal at the summer and winter Paralympic Games.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Carmen Herrera
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Abstract painter, sculptor, and minimalist Carmen Herrera influenced a generation of artists.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Carrie Chapman Catt
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Carrie Chapman Catt was a suffragist and peace activist who helped secure for American women the right to vote

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Catharine Beecher
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Catharine Esther Beecher was a nineteenth century teacher and writer who promoted equal access to education for women.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Catherine Coleman Flowers
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Environmental health advocate Catherine Coleman Flowers is determined to battle “America’s Dirty Secret”: unequal sewage and sanitation access for rural communities and people of color.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Cecilia Chung
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Cecilia Chung is a groundbreaking advocate for the transgender community and those living with HIV/AIDS.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Charity Adams Earley
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Educator, soldier, and psychologist, Charity Adams Earley led the first African American women’s unit of the army on a tour of duty overseas during WWII.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Charlotta Spears Bass
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Charlotta Spears Bass was a journalist, activist, and politician who fought for the civil rights of African Americans in the early and mid-20th century. She was also the first Black woman to run for vice president of the United States (1952).

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Charlotte Edith Anderson Monture
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Canadian Charlotte Monture moved to the US for nursing training and served in the US Army during World War I.

This resource is from a collection of biographies of famous women. It is provided by the National Women's History Museum, and may include links to supplemental materials including lesson plans about the subject and related topics, links to related biographies, and "works cited" pages. The biographies are sponsored by Susan D. Whiting.

Subject:
Gender and Sexuality Studies
History
Social Science
Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
National Women's History Museum
Provider Set:
Biographies
Author:
National Women's History Museum
Date Added:
03/01/2023
Chronicling and Mapping the Women's Suffrage Movement
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This lesson brings together digital mapping and the Chronicling America newspaper database as part of an inquiry into how and where the women's suffrage movement took place in the United States. Primary source newspaper articles published between 1911-1920 and maps from 1918-1920 are used to prompt student research into how women organized, the type of elections that women could participate in, and the extent to which the 19th Amendment transformed voting rights in the U.S.

Subject:
History
Material Type:
Lesson Plan
Provider:
National Endowment for the Humanities
Provider Set:
EDSITEment!
Date Added:
09/06/2019