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Who is Katherine Johnson?
Who is Katherine Johnson?
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Who is Katherine Johnson?
Katherine Johnson was an African American physicist and mathematician who worked to create the first calculations to send humans into space. Learn more about this inspiring woman with this nonfiction reading comprehension worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
Worksheet
Ruth Bader Ginsburg Biography
In this biography worksheet, children are introduced to Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who in 1993 became the second female Justice of the Supreme Court in the United States.
5th grade
Social studies
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Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Worksheet
Finding the Main Idea: Madam C.J. Walker
Children learn about Madam C.J. Walker, the first woman to become a self-made millionaire in the United States, in this Finding the Main Idea worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
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Women’s Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
Children learn about the women's suffrage movement in the U.S., including key players and events, and how it contributed to the eventual passing of the 19th Amendment.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
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Comparing Two Nonfiction Texts: A Female Freedom Fighter
Use this resource to practice comparing and contrasting key points and details between two texts. Your students will complete a graphic organizer to record the important information from two historical texts on the same topic.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Lesson Plan
Writing Opinions About Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz
Sor Juana Inés de la Cruz was a 17th century writer and philosopher who today is considered one of the first documented feminists and advocates for women’s education. In this lesson, students will read two nonfiction texts about Sor Juana and discuss her life and accomplishments before writing an opinion piece about her.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
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Making Comparisons with a Venn Diagram: Bessie Coleman and Mae Jemison
Students read short biographies of pilot Bessie Coleman and astronaut Mae Jemison, each a pioneer in her field. They then practice using a Venn diagram to compare the lives and accomplishments of each woman.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Cleopatra
Women in History: Cleopatra
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Women in History: Cleopatra
Cleopatra ruled Egypt and conquered the hearts of Julius Caesar and Mark Antony. Read a mini-biography on this remarkable woman in history.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The First All-Female Spacewalk
The First All-Female Spacewalk
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The First All-Female Spacewalk
When Christina Koch and Jessica Meir traveled to the International Space Station in October 2019, they went down in history as having completed the first all-female spacewalk. Children can learn about this momentous trip with the help of this worksheet.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Worksheet
The Veteran Cathay Williams
The Veteran Cathay Williams
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The Veteran Cathay Williams
In the worksheet, The Veteran Cathay Williams, learners will read about a female veteran who helped pave the way for females to serve in the military. Cathay Williams was the only woman Buffalo Soldier. Find a differentiated works
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Historical Heroes: Susan B. Anthony
Historical Heroes: Susan B. Anthony
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Historical Heroes: Susan B. Anthony
Children learn about Susan B. Anthony, an abolitionist and civil rights advocate best remembered for her contributions to the women's suffrage movement.
5th grade
Social studies
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Rosie the Riveter
Rosie the Riveter
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Rosie the Riveter
Children learn about Rosie the Riveter, a fictional character who would became a well-known symbol of the World War II war effort, in this social studies worksheet.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Star, Mae Jemison
The Star, Mae Jemison
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The Star, Mae Jemison
Use the worksheet The Star: Mae Jemison to help learners understand the format of biographies while reading more about an important African American figure.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Famous Women in History
Famous Women in History
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Famous Women in History
Meet a few of America's most inspirational female figures with this history sheet. Your student will match up each woman with her accomplishment.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
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The Aspirations of Sonia Sotomayor
In this biography worksheet, children discover the challenges Supreme Court Justice Sonia Sotomayor faced in her childhood, and read about how she used those obstacles to become a good lawyer and judge.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Women in History: Marian Anderson
Women in History: Marian Anderson
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Women in History: Marian Anderson
Children read a brief biography of world renowned opera singer Marian Anderson, then answer a series of reading comprehension questions.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
A Misty Copeland Biography
A Misty Copeland Biography
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A Misty Copeland Biography
Students will read a biography of Misty Copeland, the first African American woman to become a principal dancer for the American Ballet Theatre, and then answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text,
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
A Biography of Mae Jemison
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Lesson Plan
A Biography of Mae Jemison
Mae Jemison was the first African American female astronaut to enter space! Use this lesson plan to help your students get to know this prominent scientist, and determine what makes her an influencial person.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
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Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far)
In Timeline of Sonia Sotomayor's Life (So Far), third and fourth graders reference a timeline of Sotomayor's life to answer questions about her life.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Biography of Wangari Maathai
Biography of Wangari Maathai
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Biography of Wangari Maathai
Children learn about the environmental activist and women's rights advocate Wangari Maathai. Students will read a biography about the first African woman to win a Nobel Peace Prize and answer nonfiction comprehension questions about the text.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Sacagawea Trading Card
Sacagawea Trading Card
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Sacagawea Trading Card
Meet one of the most well-known Native American women in our country's history--Sacagawea!
5th grade
Social studies
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Women in History: Annie Oakley
Women in History: Annie Oakley
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Women in History: Annie Oakley
Annie Oakley was the superstar of the wild west! Learn more about this Ohio sharpshooter with this worksheet on famous women in history.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
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African American Communities: Eatonville, Florida
Children learn about the history and legacy of Eatonville, Florida, one of the first all-black towns formed after the passage of the 13th Amendment.
5th grade
Social studies
Worksheet
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Lesson Plan
Who Was Amelia Boynton Robinson?
Take your fourth and fifth graders on a deep dive into the civil rights movement with this lesson on Amelia Boynton Robinson. A key activist in the movement, Amelia played a critical role in organizing the Selma to Montgomery march. Your students will read, annotate, and analyze her biography through multiple reads, before discussing the text with their classmates.
5th grade
Reading & Writing
Lesson Plan
Women in History: Wu Zetian
Women in History: Wu Zetian
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Women in History: Wu Zetian
Empress Wu Zetian ruled China when the western world was in the Dark Ages. This 2nd grade worksheet that balances history with reading comprehension skills.
5th grade
Social studies
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