Classroom resources that celebrate women throughout history, including today!
Susan B. Anthony 1820-1906 ~dedicated her life to the woman suffrage movement to create equality between men and women. The Susan B. Anthony Amendment in 1878 which later became the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote. An organization genius, she gave 75-100 speeches a year for 45 years, traveling the United States by stage coach, wagon, carriage and train. Led the only non-violent revolution in our country, and did not live to see its end.
10 minute video and activity: Kao Kalia Yang did not speak for many years because she thought that if the world did not need to hear her father or mother, it did not need to hear from her. Now she uses her art to create a voice for the voiceless. Create a piece of art that speaks for someone who has no voice or is not listened to.
Maria Montessori was born in Italy in 1870. Dr. Montessori was the first woman to receive a medical degree in Italy, and following graduation she became director of a school for the mentally disabled in Rome. While at this school she formulated her philosophies, principles and methods for the education of very young children. She achieved startling results and the children under her tutelage passed many exams given to normal children.
Elizabeth "Lee" Miller (1907-1977) was an acclaimed war correspondent and photographer for Vogue during World War II, covering events such as the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris, and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau. She was also a tormented woman, who suffered from PTSD after the war and what she saw there. Much of her work was rediscovered after her death, and preserved by her son.
(Video, 7:35) JoAnn Verburg is an accomplished photographer whose work can be found in museum collections across the country. Her work is large scale, and through varied focus points she places importance on both the foreground and background of her images. Whether it’s a landscape or portrait, her work emphasizes ideas of time, space and perspective.