Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Women in History ... Our studies in history this year.

This year I decided that the girls and I would take a different route in our study of History and study Women in History. We will be studying Women in History from now until at least the end of March, which is Women in History Month. We may extend our studies even beyond that and go until June, when school gets out for a brief summer break. We have tried a few different routes before and a few have been rather bore-some so I am going to take our studies on a different journey. The girls need to know about strong women leaders throughout history and so that is what we are going to do. Our journey through history will take us from Cleopatra's days all the way through Michelle Obama. We will look at women's suffrage , the right to vote and women in the military today... so from one extreme to the next. We even have a book titled Gutsy Girls: Young Women Who Dare, that features young women from skate boarders, firefighters, tightrope walkers to military personnel and surfers that we will view as a part of our reading.

We have chosen several books to start with and will take a trip to the library as well to fill in a few spaces and use the internet , YouTube and a few DVDs. I have checked Netflix and found only one movie, Anne Frank so we will use that and will keep checking for more periodically. I need to check Amazon Prime, as we have a free 30 day membership there.  I will share our list of books and movies/documentaries and videos here for you all to enjoy with us. I hope you enjoy our journey through our studies of great Women in History as well.

This list is currently ongoing and is being updated frequently. IF you are following our studies on Women in History, please check back for updates to the lists. 
Books from our home library:
  • Scholastic Encyclopedia of Women in the United States by Shelia Keenan
  • Gutsy Girls: Young Women Who Dare by Tina Schwager
  • Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh
  • Bull's-Eye: A Photobiography Of Annie Oakley (Photobiographies) by Sue Macy

  • Lost Star: The Story of Amelia Earheart: The Story Of Amelia Earhart by Patricia G. Lauber
  • Heroine of the Titanic: The Real Unsinkable Molly Brown by Elaine Landau
  • Cleopatra by Diane Stanley
  • Freedom Train: The Story of Harriet Tubman by Dorothy Sterling
  • The Smithsonian Book of the First Ladies: Their Lives, Times, and Issues by Edith P. Mayo
  • Hillary Rodham Clinton: Do All the Good You Can by Cynthia Levinson
Books from the Public Library:


“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal.” 
Elizabeth Cady Stanton (1815-1902)

A List of Women to Study: (List is pending and ever-growing)

  • Marie Curie
  • Jane Goodall
  • Hillary Clinton
  • Annie Oakley
  • Amelia Earheart
  •  "Unsinkable" Molly Brown
  • Cleopatra
  • Harriet Tubman
  • First Ladies of the United States
  • Clara Barton
  • Anne Frank
  • Susan B. Anthony


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