Civics: March 2, 2015:
In honor or Women’s History Month you will complete a project in which you will focus on a woman who has lived in the past or present and has captured your attention for the significant contributions they have made to our society. First, find the biography of a woman you are interested in learning about by using the web pages linked below. If you find other web sites, please let me know so I can include them on this page.
Next based on the biographical sketch or a book you have read about this woman, you will conduct a “mock” interview with the person. You will pretend you are the interviewer, your famous woman, the interviewee.
You will then use the interview to help you a short fictional story. You will write about a historic or recent event or a moment during the selected event, from the perspective of the famous woman. In other words, you will be the person telling a story about an experience you had that has made you who you are. For example, if you are Rosa Parks, you could write a story Rosa might tell about how she felt when she was removed from the bus in Montgomery, Alabama.
Finally, you will use a picture from the internet, magazine or another source to draw the head of the person. Your drawing will be large enough to take up most of a piece of copier paper.
Here is a list of web pages you can access to find biographical sketches and other information about them. I will also provide a list of important women for student’s who don’t have access to a computer.
The project for Room 315 will be due March 16, 2015.
Here are some other names I found:
Dr. Elizabeth Blackwell-Physician
Annie Smith Peck – First person to climb Peru’s highest peak.
Mary Lou Williams-Influential musician and composer of jazz
Ada Lovelace- Mathematician
Beatrice Potter Webb -Social Reformer,economist and historian
Ethel Payne- Investigative journalist who covered the American Civil Rights Movement and international affairs.
Nzinga Mbandi – Queen of Ndongo and Matamba, (modern day Angola).
Hedi Lamar- Actress, Inventor of frequency hopping.