Lesson Plan

Important Women in History

Celebrate women by learning about their achievements in history and comparing and contrasting their unique qualities. Use this lesson with your students to practice comparing and contrasting with informational texts.
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Learning Objectives

Students will be able to compare and contrast important women in history.


(5 minutes)
Women in History: SacagaweaWomen in History: PocahontasFamous Olympic Athletes: Mary Lou RettonFlorence Griffith-JoynerBessie Coleman and Mae JemisonWomen in History: Pocahontas
  • Ask students to think about two famous female musicians who they hear on the radio.
  • Accept student answers and decide which two female musicians you will focus on for this introduction.
  • Direct students to turn to a shoulder or table partner to discuss these two female musicians. (What do they have in common? How are they different?)
  • Bring the class back together and have volunteers share out the answers.
  • Explain to the class that they just completed a warm-up compare and contrast activity, and that is the skill of today’s lesson.