This month, try a differentiated project! It includes five research pages and themed templates for 30 famous women in history. When finished, it makes a beautiful classroom display or bulletin board.
- Lesson plans
- Link to related biographies
- Lists of women (for student assignments)
- 3 sheets of research questions (use all or vary to differentiate instruction)
- Double timeline
- Works cited sheet
- 30 contribution pages, each featuring the name and large photo
- 30 themed lined pages, each featuring the name and small photo
- Cover sheet
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- Jane Addams
- Susan B. Anthony
- Clara Barton
- Elizabeth Blackwell
- Nellie Bly
- Ruby Bridges
- Molly Brown
- Rachel Carson
- Catherine the Great
- Marie Curie
- Amelia Earhart
- Elizabeth I
- Ella Fitzgerald
- Anne Frank
- Indira Gandhi
- Jane Goodall
- Helen Keller
- Margaret Mead
- Mother Teresa
- Florence Nightingale
- Annie Oakley
- Rosa Parks
- Sally Ride
- Eleanor Roosevelt
- Wilma Rudolph
- Maria Tallchief
- Harriet Tubman
- Madame C.J. Walker
Collaboration – Students may work independently, as partners, or in small groups.
- You can assign the same number of sheets to every student or vary requirements for differentiation.
- For the simplest research project, assign only the first page (basic information).
- To add complexity, also assign the second page (challenges and how the person overcame them).
- For the most complex assignment, add the third page (how history changed the person’s life, how the person changed history). To better organize this, give students the double timeline as well.
- Ask students to write the person’s major contribution(s) on the page with the large photo. Hang for an instant classroom display.
- Ask students to write their research results in paragraph form on the lined pages. Hang these next to the contribution sheets.
- Conduct short research projects, drawing on several sources. (CCSS W.4.7, W.5.7, W.6.7)
- Gather relevant information from multiple print and digital sources. (CCSS W.4.8, W.5.8, W.6.8)
- Write informative/explanatory texts to examine a topic and convey ideas and information clearly. (CCSS W.4.2, W.5.2, W.6.2 )
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I'm committed to continual improvement. This resource was updated and improved in February of 2020.