Looking for a way for your students to discover facts about some of the famous women in American history? Here is a way your students can discover these historic figures that allows them to find out some basic facts, but also allows them to identify what they think is important about each person. Each trading card has the same format and allows students to gather a very brief snapshot of who these people were and what they did that contributed to the history of the America. Decide how many you'd like students to do and make a mini-research project out of it. Kids really enjoy this format!
This file is in .pdf format and can be printed on standard 8.5x11 inch paper. Each trading card is on a half sheet of paper and will need to be cut out by students to write on and fold to make into front/back trading cards.
For each person students will identify the following:
Date of Birth
Date of Death
Role in History
There isn't a lot of room for students to write so they'll have to be brief and to the point, thus contributing to the brief snapshot of each person's life.
Each trading card is set up to be folded into a front and a back and could be stapled together or left unfolded to see both sides at once. Included on each front side is a picture of the person and their name just like you see on the cover page.
The historic figures for this activity are:
1. Adams, Abigail
2. Addams, Jane
3. Anderson, Marian
4. Angelou, Maya
5. Anthony, Susan B.
6. Barton, Clara
7. Beecher-Stowe, Harriet
8. Blackwell, Elizabeth
9. Dickinson, Emily
10. Dix, Dorothea
11. Dyer, Mary
12. Earhart, Amelia
13. Fitzgerald, Ella
14. Hutchinson, Anne
15. Keller, Helen
16. King, Coretta Scott
17. Mead, Margaret
18. Mott, Lucretia
19. O’Connor, Sandra Day
20. Oakley, Annie
21. Parks, Rosa
22. Pitcher, Molly
24. Ride, Sally
25. Roosevelt, Eleanor
26. Rowlandson, Mary
28. Stanton, Elizabeth Cady
29. Sullivan, Anne
30. Truth, Sojourner
31. Tubman, Harriet
32. Wheatley, Phillis
This has worked well for my students so I hope yours find the same success!
Check out my other Historic Trading Cards:
32 Famous Figures from the Civil War Era: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Authors in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the American Revolution: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous European Explorers: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the Harlem Renaissance: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Reformers from the Progressive Era (1890-1920): Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Scientists in History: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from World War II: Trading Cards to Complete
32 Famous Figures from the Industrial Revolution: Trading Cards to Complete
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