Women's History:Hypatia,First Woman Mathematician(Reading)

Gail Hennessey
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5th - 9th
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If you ask students to list a couple of famous women in history, I would think Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart and Rosa Parks may be mentioned. As a teacher of world history, too often there is a giant VOID when it comes to famous WOMEN in ancient History. My new series, Let's Meet... people from the Ancient World includes several women who have made contributions in history. This particular reading is on Hypatia, thought to be the first female mathematician. The short reading shares(in the first person) a recounting of the person's life(in this case Hypatia). There are several Did You Know? fun facts, comprehension questions, a map skill activity for the area of the world the person lived, a teacher's section with extension activities, the key and additional links.

Others in the series currently include: Alexander the Great, Hammurabi, Hannibal, Hatshepsut, Ramses, Aglaonike and Aesop.


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