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    Women's History
    By Lori 2

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    The monologues I have came from books put out by the American Association of University Women. The books are called Profiles of Women Past and Present Volumes 1 and 2. I will post some of the information on each woman. Perhaps then you can divide your class into interview partners to do a bit of research on the woman they are interested in. The interviewer needs to do research, too. These are the women covered in the books I mentioned.

    Elizabeth Blackwell (1821-1910)
    America's First Woman Physician

    Amelia Earhart (1897-1937)
    Solo Transatlantic Aviator

    Grace Murray Hopper (1906-1992)
    Pioneer Computer Scientist

    Barbara Jordan (1936-1996)
    Politician

    Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
    Poet (Wrote the poem on the Statue of Liberty)

    Annie Oakley (1860-1926)
    Sharpshooter

    Sandra Day O'Connor
    (1930- ) First Woman U.S> Supreme Court Justice

    Georgia O'Keefe (1887-1986)
    Artist

    Beatrix Potter (1866-1943)
    Author

    Sally Ride (1951- )
    First American Woman in Space

    Eleanor Roosevelt ((1884-1952)
    Humanitarian and U.N. Delegate

    Sacagawea (1788-1812)
    Guide to Lewis and Clark Expedition

    Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815 -1902)
    Woman Suffrage Leader

    Sojourner Truth (1797-1883)
    Abolitionist

    Babe Didrikson Zaharias ((1914-1956)
    Champion Athlete

    Marian Anderson (1902-1993)
    Concert Singer

    Maya Angelou (1928- )
    poet, author

    Judith Baca ((1946 - )
    Artist

    Susan Butcher (1954 - )
    Iditarod Champion

    Juliette Gordon Low (1860-1927)
    Founder of the Girl Scouts of the USA

    Wilma Mankiller (1945 -- )
    Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation

    Vilma Martinez (1943 - )
    Civil Rights Leader

    Barbara McClintock (1902-1992)
    Nobel Prize-Winning Scientist

    Maria Mitchell (1818-1889)
    Astronomer

    Julia Morgan (1872-1957)
    Architect

    Alice Paul ((1885-1977)
    Women's Suffrage Leader

    Annie Smith Peck (1850-1935)
    Mountaineer

    Susan LaFlesche Picotte (1865-1915)
    First Native American Woman Doctor

    Wilma Rudolph (1940 -1994)
    Olympic Gold Medalist

    Yoshiko Uchida (1921-1992)
    author

    I do have a few monologues that I have written myself for some girls that I can try to post later that follow along the same lines as those featured in these books. (They are in my notebook at school). The books were not terribly expensive and I have used them to add women's history to several units I teach.

    Another idea for teachers with many girls in their classrooms as opposed to boys is to play What's My Line with the girls portraying the a historic woman.



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