women


Great Mother’s Day lesson plan
by Alan Haskvitz
http://www.edu-cyberpg.com/Ringleaders/al.html

Mother’s Day cars are an excellent teaching tool as well as an opportunity for the students to learn about famous women in history.

The lesson starts with the students developing a list of positive character traits. There are some excellent sites listed below. Next, they research famous women in history and make a list of what traits those women possessed. This can either be done as as a group or as a class project.

After the research is complete the students each have to look at the traits and make a list of those traits that their mother or other care-giver have and the other famous women who shared those traits.

When this research is completed, it usually takes about two days, the students are given card stock and coloring tools and start to create their Mother’s Day cards. On the first page is a list of the famous women with a greeting such as You are Famous, Mom.

On the second or inside cover page is a list of the character traits that the students found. Older students may even be able to provide an example of each significant woman’s trait with a quote or summary of the deed(s).

On page three the student writes Happy Mother’s Day and lists the traits that their mother has and what other famous women share that favorable trait.

When the card is done the teacher needs to check it over for accuracy and offer suggestions as needed.

The result is a Mother’s Day card that is unique and highly appreciated. Depending on the student the project should take a couple of periods for the research and a period for the artwork and finalization.

Here is a site that could help the student start their research. It is about the character traits of Amelia Earhart.
http://ameliaearhartsce.weebly.com/character-traits.html

Famous women in history
Lessons, videos, and more
http://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/

Time for Kids
Famous women stories
http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/womens-history-month

Excellent list of important women
From Scholastic, short biographies by last name.
http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/women/notable.htm

What is character?
This article explains character and gives several good examples.
http://www.character-training.com/blog/list-of-character-traits/

For the more traditional approach, here are some tried and true ideas.

Mother’s Day Craft Ideas
http://atozteacherstuff.com/Themes/Mother_s_Day/
http://www.teachingheart.net/mompage.htm

Basic site with brief history of Mothers Day and Projects
http://holidays.mrdonn.org/mothersday.html

Games for Mother’s Day
For younger students
http://www.akidsheart.com/holidays/mday/mdgms.htm

W omen’s Rights lessons
For older students
http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=435

Free Classroom Resources for Women’s History Month

This site is excellent and contains free resources, lessons and ideas to help motivate students at all grade levels and subject areas.

https://mycalcas.com/2016/03/classroom-resources-for-womens-history-month/

Challenger Astronaut and Space Lesson Plans and Resources

Space Related Lessons

A huge selection from planets to weather.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/shuttle.html

Astronomy lessons and links

Very large collection that includes a variety of resources from tracking satellites to Ask an Astrophysicist. For all levels.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/astronomy.html

Lessons on explorers throughout time

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/explorers.html

Wright Brothers Lessons

Very complete and a great site for finding aviation related materials

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/wright_bros.html

General Space Links

http://www.reacheverychild.com/science/space/index.html

NASA Robots

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/robot.html

Christa McAuliffe Site

This site has podcasts, lesson plans, videos and more about science from the Challenger Learning Center that is dedicated to the memory of those killed in the shuttle tragedy, including Christa McAuliffe. There are such Learning Centers throughout the United States.

http://www.challenger.org/programs/index.cfm

A list of Learning Challenger Centers by State

http://www.challenger.org/clc/network.cfm

Challenger challenges for students

http://www.challenger.org/programs/sciencechallenges.cfm

Lesson plan database.

http://www.challenger.org/teachers/lessons/index.cfm

Christa McAuliffe’s six science lessons that were prepared for the nation children, but never performed.

http://www.challenger.org/programs/51Llessons.cfm

Webcasts from the Center by Topic and Date

http://www.challenger.org/programs/ccwebcast.cfm

Podcasts and Videos

http://www.challenger.org/programs/multimedia.cfm

Downloadable Space Day Tool Kit, Games and more for Space Day, May 2, 2009

http://www.spaceday.org/

Pros and Cons of Space Travel

A critical thinking lesson for students

http://www.school.za/PILP/themes/space2/space2_lesson.htm

Astronaut Biographies

http://www.jsc.nasa.gov/Bios/

Photos, Data on Shuttle Craft

http://www.globalaircraft.org/planes/shuttle_challenger.pl

Ideas for Star Child Lessons for Younger Students

http://starchild.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/StarChild/teachers/teachers.html

Imagine the Universe Lessons for older students
http://imagine.gsfc.nasa.gov/docs/teachers/teachers_corner.html

Space Myths

Interesting information about Black Holes, Comets and More

http://amazing-space.stsci.edu/eds/tools/type/myths.php.p=Teaching%2Btools%40%25

A huge variety of lessons about space and its implications, including the Jupiter Galileo mission. Well worth a visit.

http://www.windows.ucar.edu/cgi-bin/tour.cgi?link=/teacher_resources/activity.html&sn=294781&br=graphic&d=/teacher_resources&cd=false&fr=f&tour=&sw=false&edu=elem

Earth and Mars Lessons

http://www-k12.atmos.washington.edu/k12/index.html

Mars Exploration Site with Lessons for Teachers

http://mpfwww.jpl.nasa.gov/

NASA Home Page for Teachers

http://www.nasa.gov/audience/foreducators/index.html

JPL Home Page for Teachers

This Jet Propulsion site has several activities offered on site as well as downloadable lessons.

http://www.jpl.nasa.gov/education/index.cfm

The Space Place Teachers Section

Activities and lessons and all downloadable. Great for challenging students. Check the animations.

http://spaceplace.jpl.nasa.gov/en/educators/index.shtml

Printable Shuttle for coloring

http://www.starbritelearning.com/star-pg3.html

Science Education Gateway

An impressive listing of resources for teachers, including web-based and hands-on, inquiry based-lessons

http://cse.ssl.berkeley.edu/SEGway/educators_resources.html

Famous women in math and drivers

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

for more resources go to

http://www.reacheverychild.com/math/index.html

and

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/womens_history.html 

Ada Lovelace was responsible for helping to translating documents and adding details to the Babbage’s Analytical Engine. Her work specified a method of calculating numbers with the Engine that is recognized by historians as the world’s first computer program.

Kay McNulty, Betty Snyder, Marlyn Wescoff, Ruth Lichterman, Betty Jennings, and Fran Bilas, were the original programmers of the ENIAC, the Electronic Numerical Integrator and Computer, that was the first large-scale, electronic, digital computer capable of being reprogrammed to solve a full range of computing problems.Rear Admiral Grace Murray Hopper was an American computer scientist and naval officer. She was the first programmer of the Mark I Calculator and developed the first compiler for a computer programming language. She was ultimately made a Commander the Navy.Jean E. Sammet developed the FORMAC programming language as a computer scientist.Sally Floyd helped with Transmission Control Protocol that enables the Internet to operate. 

African American Evelyn Boyd Granville worked on a trajectory analysis for the Mercury and Apollo space projects.

Born a slave in
Tennessee in 1832, Mary Fields delivered the mail by stagecoach In Monday everyday until she was nearly 80 years old.

Latino racer Milka Duno was born in Venezulea and learned to drive by watching her parents. She has competed in many levels of racing including Formula One, IndyCar and sports car racing.

Kitty O’Neil, despite being deaf since she was four-years-old, set the women’s land speed record of 612 miles per hour. She also drove a rocket dragster to the quickest quarter mile elapsed time in history, 3.22 seconds. Lyn St. James was an Indy Car driver. She is just one of a handful of women who have qualified for the Indianapolis 500. St. James was the first woman to win the Indy 500 Rookie of The Year award. She set 31 national and international speed records over her 15 year career in auto racing.

Janet Guthrie is the first woman to earn a starting spot in the
Indianapolis 500 and the Daytona 500, where she was also named the Top Rookie after setting a lap-speed record.  Her helmet and race suit are in the Smithsonian Institution.

 Danica Patrick was fourth in the 2005
Indianapolis 500, making her the top-finishing woman ever at this famous race and she was named rookie of the year. She was the first woman ever to lead a lap at the Indy 500.

Eileen Collins
U.S.A.F. Lt. Col. Eileen Marie Collins is the first woman ever selected to be a space shuttle pilot and the first woman to command a space shuttle.

 

Denise McCluggage earned honors in a variety of races and vehicles. McCluggage was able to master and win in everything from a Ferrari to a rally outfitted Ford Falcon.

Shirley Muldowney was the first driver to repeat as National Hot Rod Association Champion and the first driver to win the Championship three times with her ability to win in her dragster.

 

 

Women in history resources

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Alan_Haskvitz

I have a lot of lesson plans and interesting materials about women in history here.

http://www.reacheverychild.com/feature/womens_history.html

They include career information, a great many history links to such places as the national woman’s hall of fame, women in uniform, suffrage, women in math, and much more. All free.

Go to http://www.reacheverychild.com  for even more resources