Rebels and Revolutionaries: Notable Women Throughout Our World

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Rebels and Revolutionaries: Notable Women Throughout Our World

Celebrate the bravery, heroism, and determination of women with this research-based project Rebels and Revolutionaries: Notable Women Throughout Our World!
This resource features 33 remarkable and influential women who have made a significant impact in our world and changed the course of history.

The topics include both historical and modern women, young and old, famous and those who are lesser-known. All of these rebels and revolutionaries have one thing in common – iron-clad persistence. Their determination, stances, and actions have impacted the world and changed the course of our history.

The 33 research options include the following women:

Simone Segouin: French Resistance Fighter
Helena Rubinstein: Business Leader and Entrepreneur
J.K. Rowling: British Author (Harry Potter Series)
Billie Holiday: Influential Jazz Singer
Corazon Aquino: First Female President of the Philippines
Phoolan Devi: "Bandit Queen" and Champion of the Poor and Oppressed
Tawakkul Karmān: Women's Rights Activist
Eva Peron: Served as Argentina's First Lady
Rosa Parks: Civil Rights Activist
Malala Yousafzai: Women's Rights, Humanitarian
Countess Constance Markievicz: Countess and Political Activist
Aung San Suu Kyi: Activist and Nobel Peace Prize winner
Vilma Espín Guillois: Women's Rights Activist
Sophie Scholl: White Rose Activist (Nazi Resistance)
Coco Chanel: Leading Modernist Fashion Designer
Amelia Earhart: Female Pilot
Angela Davis: Activist, Scholar, Writer
Emmeline Pankhurst: Women's Rights
Sybil Ludington: Known as the "Female Paul Revere"
Ada Lovelace: Gifted Mathematician
Tegla Laroupe: Kenyan Long-Distance Track and Road Runner
Marie Curie: Physicist and Chemist
Harriet Beecher Stowe: Author, Activist
Nellie Cashman: Pioneer Activist for Miners in the Wild West
Kathrine Switzer: First Woman to Run Boston Marathon
Margaret Hamilton: Apollo Software Engineer
Onna- bugeisha: Female Samurai Warrior
Jane Goodall: Primatologist and Conservationist
Irena Sendler: Also Irena Sendlerowa, Polish Nurse, Social Worker, Nazi Resistance
Mama Jones: Mary Harris Jones (aka "Mother Jones"), Union Activist, The Industrial Workers of the World
Ida B Wells: Civil Rights Activist, Journalist
Valentina Tereshkova: First Woman Astronaut in Space
Nadia Comaneci: Romanian Gymnast, First Woman to Score a 10

The attractive, organized, modern project webpage is created with the New Google Sites! All digital resources are linked for easy student access! A digital research grid with guiding research questions provides students with direction and focus while taking notes. After completing their research, students will create their own interactive commemorative, research-based board using the free, user-friendly tool Padlet!

Sample padlet project included as a model and example!

All resources are designed for Google Classroom and Google Drive. Microsoft OneNote users can also download resources in a compatible file format! Directions included!

Use this as a short-term research project in order to meet Common Core English Research Standards, Literacy in Social Studies, or implement as a supplement to your celebration of Women’s History Month!

Inspire and inform your students of the many notable women throughout our world with the Rebels and Revolutionaries research project!


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Global Studies, World History, Women’s History, Google Classroom, GAFE, Google Apps, Google Drive, Short-Term Research, Padlet, G Suite, Short-Term History, Rebels, Revolutionaries

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