Gail Hennessey

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By Gail Hennessey
Women’s History month is celebrated each March. It was President Jimmy Carter who was the first president to establish the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week back in 1980. In 1986, this was made into Women History Month. There are many
Subjects:
U.S. History, Gifted and Talented, For All Subjects
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Activities, Internet Activities, Webquests
$4.35
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By Gail Hennessey
Learn about Katherine Johnson, a physicist, space scientist and mathematician, who played a very important role with NASA’s early space missions. The movie Hidden Figures highlights the role of NASA's "computers" such as Katherine Johnson and their
Subjects:
Astronomy, Reading Strategies, Black History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$3.95
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By Gail Hennessey
American Revolution/ Revolutionary War: Studying the 13 Colonies/Colonial Times? This resource would work great for such a unit of study. Part of my Ms. Bie Ografee's Reader's Theater Scripts, I really had fun developing this play about the Culper
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$3.95
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By Gail Hennessey
WOMEN in SCIENCE: Share biographies of women who have made contributions in science: Marie Curie, biography.A Ms. Bie Ografee Talk Show Reader's Theater Script.Use this informational and fun script for students to learn about Marie Curie, the
Subjects:
Science, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$3.85
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By Gail Hennessey
Nicknamed “the Moses of Her Sex”, Susan B. Anthony was a civil rights leader involved with the antislavery movement and the women’s rights and suffrage movement. She caused quite a commotion when, in 1872, she tried to do something most unusual for
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$3.85
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By Gail Hennessey
Today, there are many women in the medical profession but Elizabeth was the very first woman doctor in not just the United States, but in England, too! It wasn’t easy becoming the first woman to get her degree in medicine. Still Elizabeth didn’t
Subjects:
Reading, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$3.75
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By Gail Hennessey
Studying the Revolutionary War? Looking for a female to highlight that contributed to to the formation of our nation? This reading passage(with extension activities) highlights the "Heroine of the Battle of Cowpens", Catherine "Kate" Moore
Subjects:
U.S. History, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Bibliographies
$3.65
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By Gail Hennessey
During WW2, it was very unusual for a woman to be a pilot. When there was a shortage of male pilots due to their being needed in combat, an experimental project was begun where female pilots would be used by the military(although they weren't part
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$4.25
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By Gail Hennessey
Mary Anning (1799-1847) was a famous fossil hunter. Some people gave her the title, “The Greatest Fossilist the World has ever Known.” Back in her time, the study of paleontology didn’t yet exist. Some people also call Mary, one of the very first
Subjects:
Earth Sciences, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.65
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By Gail Hennessey
Before television, cell phones, internet and social media, it wasn’t easy to get the word out across the country on an issue. Nell Richardson and Alice Burke, two women who wanted to promote awareness for women’s suffrage, (the right to vote)
Subjects:
Reading, U.S. History, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Scripts
$4.00
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By Gail Hennessey
Phillis Wheatley(1753-1784) was the first African American to publish a book of poetry. She was also only the second woman to publish a book of poetry in America. This reading activity, part of my Let's Meet... series includes a reading passage
Subjects:
Reading, Black History Month, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Printables
$3.50
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By Gail Hennessey
Learn about the contributions made by Caroline Herschel, astronomer. Caroline was the first female to discover a comet and found eight. She also discovered 14 nebulae and went on to compile a catalog of nebulae which is still used today.In addition
Subjects:
Astronomy, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Handouts
$3.50
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By Gail Hennessey
Looking for a reading passage and activities on Joan of Arc? If, so, check out this resource which is part of my Let's Meet Series. Done in the first person, students will learn about the life of Joan of Arc. Also included are Did You Know? Fun
Subjects:
Reading, Middle Ages, Women's History Month
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Handouts, Bibliographies
$3.50
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By Gail Hennessey
On January 9, 1917, a group of suffragettes, called the National Woman’s Party, led by Alice Paul, went to the White House to see President Woodrow Wilson. They hoped to get the president’s support for woman to have the right to vote. Unfortunately,
Subjects:
Elections - Voting, Informational Text, Women's History Month
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th
Types:
Activities, Handouts
$3.50
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By Gail Hennessey
Aida de Acosta did something really amazing in 1903. She became the very first woman to fly a powered aircraft all by herself. In fact, Aida, piloted the dirigible six months before the Wright Brothers would make their historic flight. Even more
Subjects:
Reading, Other (Social Studies - History), Informational Text
Grades:
4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, Homeschool
Types:
Activities, Bibliographies, Literacy Center Ideas
$3.50
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By Gail Hennessey
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
Subjects:
Reading, Astronomy, Informational Text
Grades:
5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th
Types:
Worksheets, Activities, Bibliographies
$3.50
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TEACHING EXPERIENCE

I taught for 33 1/2 years, teaching 6th grade for all but one year in K and 5th grade. I retired in 2006. I earned my BA in early secondary social studies education at Binghamton University. I worked from 2006-2012 as an adjunct professor at SUNY Cortland supervising student teachers in the history department.

MY TEACHING STYLE

Follow my blog for teachers: http://gailsglimmerings.blogspot.com/ Check out my web quest for teachers/kids: http://www.gailhennessey.com My website has lots of geography activities, short reads, career surveys, factoids on different topics, news,bell ringers and more.

HONORS/AWARDS/SHINING TEACHER MOMENT

In 1988, I was awarded the Elementary Social Studies Classroom Teacher of the Year Award from the New York State Council for the Social Studies. Additionally, in 1988, I was also awarded the Outstanding Elementary Social Studies Teacher of the Year Award by the National Council for the Social Studies. I was selected as Outstanding Alumni by SUNY Oneonta in 1988 and Outstanding Alumni ,MST Program,Binghamton University,1980.

MY OWN EDUCATIONAL HISTORY

BA Oneonta (Concentration Social Studies K-9th grades) Graduate Studies: SUNY Cortland (Concentration Social Studies 9th-12 grade) MST Social Studies Binghamton University

ADDITIONAL BIOGRAPHICAL INFORMATION

I have been writing professionally for over 30 years and am the author of over 35 books for teachers and young people. My latest book were published 2020 by Red Chair Press(Mrs. Paddington and the Silver MousetrapsAnd Fashion Rule!(clothing rules in Middle Ages)..My articles have appeared in Scholastic publications(Middle Years, Instructor, Super Science, Science World, Junior Scholastic and Scholastic News online). Additionally, I have written for National Geographic Kids, Times for Kids, Cobblestone, Faces, Dig, Calliope, Ask, Faces, Studies Weekly, Glo Adventurer, Action Magazine, Ranger Rick, Highlights for Children, Boys' Life,Jack and Jill and other publications. My Purple Turtle stories are published by Aadarsh Publishing. Purpleturtle.com Check out my blog: Gailsglimmerings.blogspot.com

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