Celebrate and remember amazing women in history who have inspired, invented, dreamed, and challenged the status quo.
What You Need:
- Note cards (or pieces of paper about that size)
- Something to write with
What You Do:
- Who are great women in history? Have a brainstorm session and call out names of great women leaders and what you know about them. For those figures that are not as well known, do a little research to learn more. Try to find women in all aspects of history: leadership, sports, math, science, literature, music and art.
- Write down each name of the women you discussed on your note cards, one per card.
- Turn the note cards upside down and shuffle.
- Pass out the note cards upside down—one per person. The person receiving the note card should not see the name.
- Tape the note card to your hat without looking and put the hat on. Others can see your name, but you cannot.
- Mingle around the room and play “Who Am I?” To find out whose name you have on your hat, ask YES or NO questions. Example: Am I a scientist? Or Am I from the 18th century. You will have to ask lots of questions to narrow it down and discover who you are!
Words to Use:
- Adversity: a situation where you face difficulties
- (1) the person who directs or controls a group, organization, country etc. a group, organization, country etc.
- (2) the person or group that is in front of all the others in a race or competition or competition
- Process of Elimination: a way of finding the right answer, the truth etc. by gradually deciding that none of the other answers etc. are possible, the truth etc. by gradually deciding that none of the other answers etc. are possible
- Guess: an attempt to answer a question or make a judgment when you are not sure whether you will be correct when you are not sure whether you will be correct
What to Talk About:
- Name a woman who inspires you and explain why?
- What challenges did these women have to overcome?
- Think of a challenging situation. How can you overcome it and emerge a leader?
Change It Up:
- Look to your own family. Who are the women currently in your life? How are they strong and inspiring? Write a note listing the things you admire about them. Investigate women in your family tree. What challenges did they face and how did they overcome them?
- Read a book about a woman who inspires you and really get to know her.
- Send a thank you note to female leaders of today. Everyone likes to know they are making a difference.
- Critical Thinking
- Social & Emotional Development
- Cultural Understanding
Curriculum Connections: NC Standard Course of Study
Social Studies: 2H.1, 2.C&G.2, 2.C.1, 3.H.1, 3.C&G.2, 3.C.1
Theater: K.C.1, K.C.2, 1.C.1, 1.C.2, 2.C.1, 2.C.2, 3.C.1, 3.C.2