To make students’ aware of women contributions to society throughout history and of society’s failure to acknowledge these contributions.
After students have tried to complete the exercise on their own, complete the exercise as a group. Some names may include the following:
Explorers: Osa Johnson, Amelia Earhart, Sally Ride
Recent National Leaders: Indira Ghandi, Margret Thatcher, Queen Elizabeth II
Athletes: Billy Jean King, “Babe” Didrikson Zaharias, Wilma Rudolph
This is a good time to talk about role models and how they affect one’s perception of what one can do.
Activities: A quest speaker could discuss the role of women in History. Places to locate speakers are local colleges, history departments, or women centers.
Students could read the newspaper to discover what notable women today are doing. Who are the top 10 women in today’s world, in the opinion of the class?