TeachersFirst's Change Makers - Young Women Who Have Changed the World

From activism to invention, young women have boldly challenged injustice and advanced human knowledge at remarkably early ages. Pakistani education advocate Malala Yousafzai survived an assassination attempt by the Taliban and became the youngest-ever Nobel Peace Prize laureate at age 17 for her work promoting girls' access to education. At just 15, Swedish environmentalist Greta Thunberg sparked a global youth movement demanding urgent action on climate change through her "Fridays for Future" school strikes. Gitanjali Rao, named TIME's inaugural Kid of the Year in 2020 at age 15, has earned acclaim for her innovations in using technology to tackle issues like cyberbullying and contaminated drinking water. S.E Hinton wrote the critically acclaimed novel The Outsiders at the age of 17. These young women's moral courage, powerful voices, and innovative spirits have created change, raised awareness, and driven solutions to some of the most critical issues facing the world today. Share this curated list of reviewed resources to encourage your students that they, too, can be the change. 

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Marley Dias - Marley Dias

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This website showcases young activist Marley Dias' who started #1000BlackGirlBooks, a project to collect books with Black girl heroes. On her site, you can learn about her book drives...more
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This website showcases young activist Marley Dias' who started #1000BlackGirlBooks, a project to collect books with Black girl heroes. On her site, you can learn about her book drives and her own book, "Marley Dias Gets It Done: And So Can You!" There's also a blog where Marley talks about why it's important to have diverse books and how everyone can help make a change. Plus, there are tips for teachers and parents finding and using books that show different kinds of people.

tag(s): diversity (38), identity (28), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Have students explore Marley Dias' website to learn about the #1000BlackGirlBooks campaign and the importance of diversity in literature. Use a program like Book Creator, reviewed here where students can create their own digital book that showcases a diverse figure. Students can then share their digital books with classmates and discuss the importance of seeing diverse literary characters. Organize a school-wide or classroom reading challenge where students read books from a list inspired by #1000BlackGirlBooks. Use a program like Padlet, reviewed here to track the books read, and share reviews with peers. This is a link to Padlet's Help section for posting video or an image. Have students select a book from the #1000BlackGirlBooks list to read. After reading, have students write a letter to the author of the book they chose, expressing their thoughts on the story, its characters, and how it helped them understand a new perspective or experience.

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Meet the Changemakers: Marley Dias - Youth Collective

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This YouTube video introduces you to Marley Dias, founder of the 1,000 Black Girl Books Campaign. In the video, she explains why she started her campaign and the impact she ...more
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This YouTube video introduces you to Marley Dias, founder of the 1,000 Black Girl Books Campaign. In the video, she explains why she started her campaign and the impact she hopes to achieve; the video is a little over 3 minutes long. The video is hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then this video may not be viewable.

tag(s): black history (127), women (137), womenchangemaker (28)

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Using the themes of empowerment, empathy, diversity, and inclusion that Marley spoke about in the video, have students brainstorm issues they feel passionate about. They can outline a short video project that addresses one of those issues using Canva Education Templates, reviewed here (specifically the Storyboard Templates here) focusing on how they can educate and inspire action. Use a program like Animoto, reviewed here to create the videos. Using PlayPosit (formerly eduCanon) reviewed here, create a video quiz for students so they can learn more about the stated themes. After viewing the video, organize "Empathy Circles" where students can reflect on what they heard and express their feelings. Students can draw pictures or write short paragraphs about how learning about Marley's experiences affects their understanding of diversity and empathy.

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Becoming a Changemaker - Shiloh Devadas/Tedx Talks

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K to 12
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Learn about becoming a changemaker by watching this video presentation by Shiloh Devadas, a 5th-grade student in Texas. During the presentation, Shiloh focuses on our changing world,...more
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Learn about becoming a changemaker by watching this video presentation by Shiloh Devadas, a 5th-grade student in Texas. During the presentation, Shiloh focuses on our changing world, famous changemakers, and her story as a changemaker by painting and sharing inspirational words on rocks distributed within her community. The videos are hosted on YouTube. If your district blocks YouTube, then they may not be viewable.

tag(s): womenchangemaker (28)

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Introduce the concept of changemakers to students using this video. It will help them understand that even small actions can make a difference. Use Figjam, reviewed here to share and curate ideas during your discussion of changemakers. For example, use the Frayer Model template to organize and clarify the meaning of the term changemaker, add charts such as "See, Think, and Wonder," and add students' questions and comments using sticky notes and stickers.

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Sally Ride Lesson Plan - ShareMyLesson

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Teach your students about Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space, with a free lesson plan from ShareMyLesson. Introduce students to the life and accomplishments of...more
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Teach your students about Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space, with a free lesson plan from ShareMyLesson. Introduce students to the life and accomplishments of Sally Ride and explore topics such as gender equality and diversity in STEM fields while inspiring students to pursue their interests in STEM. This lesson is written for grades 9-12 and has an Attribution Non-commercial NoDerivative Creative Commons license. A free account is required to access the downloadable plan.

tag(s): nasa (29), scientists (63), STEM (267), women (137)

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The downloadable lesson plan includes four ways to approach teaching about Sally Ride; contributions, additive, transformational, and social action. In addition, the plan consists of links to websites and videos to enhance your instruction. After researching Sally Ride, students can apply their knowledge by creating multimedia presentations using tools such as Adobe Creative Cloud Express for Education, reviewed here, Canva for Education, reviewed here, or Microsoft Sway, reviewed here.

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Judy Huemann - Life and Legacy of the Mother of the Disability Rights Movement - The Huemann Perspective

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This site brings together many of the excellent resources on the web about Judy Huemann and the disability movement. Find podcasts with disabled changemakers and their supporters. Resources...more
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This site brings together many of the excellent resources on the web about Judy Huemann and the disability movement. Find podcasts with disabled changemakers and their supporters. Resources offer a variety of information, lessons, videos, books and book guides, disability resources for asserting your rights, and much more. Central to the disability rights movement is Section 504 of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, which stipulates that individuals with disabilities "should not be denied the benefit of, or be subjected to discrimination under any program or activity receiving federal financial assistance." Find a downloadable "Curriculum Guide for Patient No More: People with Disabilities Securing Civil Rights," found under 504 Sit in History. Judy Huemann led protests, including a 26-day sit-in at Health Education and Welfare's San Francisco headquarters, calling the federal government to issue regulations implementing Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act.
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tag(s): bias (22), character education (75), disabilities (30), women (137)

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Include this site with other resources featuring women role models, biographical topics, and career exploration information. Since this website has extensive information from around the web, consider using a curation tool such as Padlet, reviewed here, as a resource to share information and sources with students. While "Patient No More" is for high school and beyond, there are parts that can be pulled out for your elementary students. For instance, there are videos you can use with Edpuzzle, reviewed here, to add comments and discussion questions for younger students. In addition, there is an observation chart where students wander around their environment, recording where there are examples of accessibility or a lack of accessibility.

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Amelia Earhart - History.com

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Discover the story of Amelia Earhart's life and accomplishments through the video and story shared at History.com. The short video tells about Earhart's early life and her introduction...more
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Discover the story of Amelia Earhart's life and accomplishments through the video and story shared at History.com. The short video tells about Earhart's early life and her introduction to the field of aviation. Then, follow the page to read about her flight across the Atlantic and learn about theories about her mysterious disappearance.
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tag(s): 1900s (73), aviation (38), careers (139), flight (31), transformations (12), women (137)

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Share this site with students when learning about famous women, aviation pioneers, or important events from the 1900s. Share your resources using Symbaloo, reviewed here, and organize information on your Symbaloo by color. For example, add biographies as one color and important events as another. Enhance learning by creating an interactive map together with your students using Google My Maps, reviewed here, to follow Earhart's travels around the world along with other famous aviators. Add stops to your map that share the story of events in the location, including images and links to additional information. As a final project, ask students or student groups to create an interactive timeline of Amelia Earhart's life using one of the timeline creation tools located here. A good suggestion is Timeline Infographic Templates.

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Harriet Tubman: Abolition Activist - PBS Learning Media

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This lesson teaches students about the accomplishments of Harriet Tubman through the use of two primary sources. After watching a biographical video as an introduction to Tubman, students...more
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This lesson teaches students about the accomplishments of Harriet Tubman through the use of two primary sources. After watching a biographical video as an introduction to Tubman, students examine a photo and letter sent to her by Frederick Douglass to learn more about her life. As a culminating activity, students then compare and contrast Harriet Tubman to modern-day females who confronted risks as they helped others. The lesson includes all materials needed to teach the activity, including the video and a graphic organizer. The lesson is correlated to National Social Studies Standards.

tag(s): black history (127), civil rights (197), civil war (135), primary sources (116), women (137)

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This lesson provides an excellent starting point for lessons about Harriet Tubman, strong females, and the Underground Railroad. Use the provided links to assign to students within Google Classroom and other media tools. Take advantage of technology to enhance student learning beyond the basics of this lesson. Instead of using the printable graphic organizer, use an online tool such a Holt Interactive Graphic Organizers, reviewed here, to create diagrams, mindmaps, and other visual graphic organizers. Use the Venn Diagram feature to compare and contrast Civil War times to the present, use the flow chart to help students visualize the flow of events leading up to and through the Civil War, or use the diagramming features to organize Civil War information including events, people, and places. Use an online bookmarking tool such as Padlet, reviewed here, to organize and share online resources with students. Extend student learning even further by asking them to use a game-creation tool like Scratch, reviewed here, to create a game. Use facts, places, and events within the games to reinforce and teach about Harriet Tubman and her peers.
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Reading Treks: Malala's Magic Pencil - TeachersFirst

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TeachersFirst Reading Treks create a virtual field trip of resources about a piece of literature or text using the My Maps feature of Google Maps. This Reading Trek provides inspiration...more
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TeachersFirst Reading Treks create a virtual field trip of resources about a piece of literature or text using the My Maps feature of Google Maps. This Reading Trek provides inspiration and suggestions for using the trade book Malala's Magic Pencil. Told from Malala Yousafza's point of view, this delightful picture book describes how Malala wished for a magic pencil and what she would do with it. As a little girl, she wishes to stop time in order to get more sleep, but as she becomes an older girl, she wants to use her magic pencil to bring peace to the world. Learn how Malala realizes her identity and purpose and works to change the world without a magic pencil. Use our robust Instructional Guide with students in grades PreK-8. Content correlates to Common Core Standards, ISTE Student Standards, and National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies. Find the entire selection of Reading Treks here.

tag(s): asia (69), cross cultural understanding (155), identity (28), virtual field trips (80), women (137)

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Investigate many suggested classroom uses for this resource found on the Instructional Guide (PDF). With younger students, use Flip, reviewed here, as a video response platform for students to share how they would use a magic pencil. Use Flip with older students and ask them to generate specific ideas to address local or world issues. Extend learning by asking older students to research cultural concerns around the globe then use Odyssey, reviewed here, to tell their story through combining maps with text, video, and additional interactive content.
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Women with Altitude - NetFlights

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Discover the stories of women achieving aviation firsts through this interactive timeline. The timeline begins with the first women to receive a pilot's license, Hilda Hewlett, Harriet...more
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Discover the stories of women achieving aviation firsts through this interactive timeline. The timeline begins with the first women to receive a pilot's license, Hilda Hewlett, Harriet Quimby, and Raymonde De Laroche in 1910 and continues through present time. Each entry shares an image and short presentation on the individual woman's accomplishment in aviation.

tag(s): aviation (38), biographies (95), flight (31), pioneers (9), women (137)

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Share this timeline when studying pioneers in different fields or include in Women's History Month lessons. Each entry provides a short introduction to the featured woman. Challenge students to use the entry as a starting point to research the aviator more fully. Have students save their resources using a bookmarking tool like Papaly, reviewed here, and include a link to their resources with the final project. Papaly allows you to collaborate and add notes to bookmarks making this a useful tool for use with group projects. Replace paper and pen timelines by asking students to create their own timelines exploring the life of a famous pioneer using Turbo Timeline Generator, reviewed here.

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The Anne Frank Trust UK-Her Story, Today's World * - The Anne Frank Trust UK

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Here you will find information about Anne Frank and her father. The Anne Frank Trust UK is the partner organization of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam whose mission is ...more
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Here you will find information about Anne Frank and her father. The Anne Frank Trust UK is the partner organization of the Anne Frank House in Amsterdam whose mission is to draw on the power of Anne Frank's life and diary to challenge prejudice and reduce hatred, encouraging people to embrace positive attitudes, responsibility and respect for others. Some of the resources, intended for the UK, cost money. However, the news and other resources links are free to download and have valuable up-to-date information and sources to take advantage of in your classroom.
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tag(s): anne frank (10), holocaust (41), jews (22), nazis (8), remembrance day (5), women (137), world war 2 (151)

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Use the powerful messages drawn from the story of Anne Frank to help foster an understanding among today's teenagers of positive citizenship, human rights, democracy and respect for the individual. Log on to this site and click on the Education and Home Learning tabs to find resources for your classroom and students. These sections provide critical, relevant information about how to teach Anne Frank's story, the history of the Holocaust, and contemporary issues related to these subjects. Use the About tab and slide down to The Diary of Anne Frank, and project on your whiteboard the features on this page. There is an in-depth look at the difference made by Anne's father, Otto Frank, 50 years after the doors of the Anne Frank House opened to the public. Your class can then create a pledge to stand up against bullying, prejudice, and hatred and defend those who cannot defend themselves. Have students or student groups create an online, interactive poster of the pledge to sign. Display it on your class wiki or webpage to share with families. Use Google Drawings, reviewed here. Google Drawings allows you to annotate an image with links to videos, text, websites, and more. Not familiar with Google Drawings? Watch an archived OK2Ask session to learn how to use: OK2Ask Google Drawings, here.

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Amelia Earhart - The Official Website - Family of Amelia Earhart

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The Official website of Amelia Earhart is an informational website intended to honor the life, the legend, and the career of Amelia Earhart. The most extensive part of the site ...more
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The Official website of Amelia Earhart is an informational website intended to honor the life, the legend, and the career of Amelia Earhart. The most extensive part of the site is the "Biography." Other portions contain her achievements, quotes, and photos. An interesting portion of the site is the News section which has links to recent stories and news articles about Amelia Earhart. Scroll down the "Home" page to preview the movie Amelia, you may want to share this with your class - or not. Preview beforehand.
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tag(s): aviation (38), careers (139), famous people (21), flight (31), women (137)

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Share this site with students when researching famous Americans, women, flight, or careers. Enhance learning by having students use a mapping tool such as Google Earth, reviewed here, to create an audio (and visual) tour of Amelia Earhart's journeys. Her story could also offer a powerful writing prompt for an essay about people who take on formidable challenges/adventures. Substitute a blog tool such as edublog, reviewed here, for paper and pen.

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Anne Frank Guide - Anne Frank Stichting

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This resource provides information about the life of Anne Frank and also enables you to see the role the United States played in the Second World War and the Holocaust. ...more
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This resource provides information about the life of Anne Frank and also enables you to see the role the United States played in the Second World War and the Holocaust. This online guide, which can be viewed in almost twenty different languages, helps students create a project or prepare a talk. The Timeline gives an overview of the most important events in the life of Anne Frank and the Second World War. The Search function is a valuable tool that allows you to type in a word and see what sections of the site contains that word, so you get all the information in one place. Although you must register to use the online project maker, you can view images and information about a variety of themes related to the holocaust and World War II by just clicking on the topic or images, without having to log in.

tag(s): anne frank (10), holocaust (41), jews (22), nazis (8), remembrance day (5), women (137), world war 2 (151)

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You can use this online guide in a variety of ways ranging from simplistic to complex. It can give you project ideas, and you can collect relevant information and images on a variety of related themes, such as persecution and the liberation and aftermath, right from this site. Use this site for research and challenge your students to use a site such as Preceden, reviewed here, to create and share interactive timelines. Have students or student groups create an online, interactive poster using Genial.ly, reviewed here. Students must register to start an online project, which allows them to save all the information they have collected, so that they may come back and continue their work from where they left off. Since your user name is the name that the computer recognizes you by, students can make one up, but teachers should keep a list of the fictitious log in information for future reference.

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The Story of Anne Frank - The Anne Frank Stichting

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The Story of Anne Frank is an online opportunity for students to envision what actually happened during Anne Frank's childhood, particularly while she was in hiding in the Secret ...more
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The Story of Anne Frank is an online opportunity for students to envision what actually happened during Anne Frank's childhood, particularly while she was in hiding in the Secret Annex at 265 Prinsengracht, Amsterdam. Thanks to this site, students are able to feel personally involved in what occurred at this location to a thirteen year old girl during the Holocaust. Her story is conveyed through authentic photographs and documents from the Anne Frank House, the former hiding place where Anne Frank's original first diary is on display.

tag(s): anne frank (10), holocaust (41), remembrance day (5), women (137), world war 2 (151)

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This is a great site to add to your class web page during your study of Anne Frank and the Holocaust, or as part of the themes of discrimination and resiliency. Use it as an introduction before reading The Diary of Anne Frank by displaying the website on your interactive whiteboard or projector to spark a whole class investigation of Anne Frank's childhood and family, her teenage years in hiding and the people who helped, the betrayal, the captivity and suffering in the concentration camps, and her diary. Students may continue exploring and learning on their own in the computer lab or with a class set of laptops. You can easily develop a checklist to direct students to the links that you want to emphasize and to keep them on task while navigating the site. There are even online multiple-choice quizzes about Anne Frank and her diary. Consider having cooperative learning groups create multimedia presentations about Anne Frank. How about online books using a site such as Bookemon, reviewed here.

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S. E. Hinton - S. E. Hinton & Limemachine Design

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Here is the official website of a popular young adult author. S. E. Hinton burst on the literary scene with the book "The Outsiders," written when she was only 17. ...more
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Here is the official website of a popular young adult author. S. E. Hinton burst on the literary scene with the book "The Outsiders," written when she was only 17. Her youth has always appealed to young readers, as well as her young subject matter. This is a typical official website that includes biographical information with information on her books and movies adaptations. The book pages include comments from the author and short excerpts and summaries of the works.

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A good source of material about the author. This site will also steer kids to her other works. The BIO will probably answer questions many of your students have about her stories and where she gets her ideas, etc.

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WASP on the Web - Wings Across America, Nancy Parrish

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While this site really assumes the reader knows the story of the women who helped ferry aircraft of all sorts from factory to front during World War II, the various ...more
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While this site really assumes the reader knows the story of the women who helped ferry aircraft of all sorts from factory to front during World War II, the various site elements offer glimpses of the people, airplanes, and places that made the WASPs an indispensable element of the war effort. The sounds add some additional realism. If your district blocks YouTube, the videos may not be viewable. There are a couple of audio files that use Flash, however there is a LOT more to see on this site.

tag(s): air (105), aviation (38), women (137), world war 2 (151)

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Use the video on this site on an interactive whiteboard or with a projector to show students who the WASPS were as well as the contribution they made to the war effort. This would be a great addition to a lesson on WWII as well as the fight for equality between the sexes. Click on the Gallery and view Above and Beyond about the 38 WASPs who died during service to their country. The information here is very brief. You may want to ask small groups of students to select three of four WASPs to research and share their stories using a tool like Sway, reviewed here. With Sway, you can have music, photos, videos, and even make it interactive.

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Louisa May Alcott - University of Virginia

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4 to 6
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This site was developed by the Univ. of Virginia. It includes information about the author as well as her books. Included are chapter summaries of Little Women and the complete ...more
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This site was developed by the Univ. of Virginia. It includes information about the author as well as her books. Included are chapter summaries of Little Women and the complete text. This is an excellent site for students of Louisa May Alcott. The entire text is included chapter by chapter.

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Teachers will find this an excellent resource for a unit on Little Women.

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