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First Lady Fashions

For Teachers 6th
Sixth graders research and explore the fashion of a certain time while identifying with the personal convictions and tastes of the famous first ladies of the past. They practice what they explore adjectives to describe what they see and...
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Life Grid: First Ladies Early Lives

For Students 7th - 8th
While the resource won't seem like much at first glance, it could actually prove to be very handy. Learners fill in a grid that contains life facts on the Y-axis and the names of first ladies on the X-axis. Great for documenting facts...
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Fun Plays on Famous First Ladies

For Teachers 6th - 8th
Middle schoolers inquire about the lives of the First Ladies in our country. For this First Ladies lesson, students build knowledge about the contributions of First Ladies and how their childhood made them the person they are. Middle...
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Eleanor Roosevelt- Mini Biography

For Teachers 8th - 12th Standards
"I think every First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt is measured against Eleanor Roosevelt." With this brief mini-bio, discover how the longest-serving First Lady of the United States expanded the role by developing her own constituency,...
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Abigail Adams Reminds John Adams to "Remember the Ladies"

For Students 8th - 12th
In this early American history learning exercise, students read the letter that Abigail Adams wrote the her husband John Adams titled "Remember the Ladies." Students then paraphrase the letter and complete other colonial activities.
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Ella Fitzgerald Biography Mini-Unit

For Students 5th - 8th Standards
Before there was Beyonce, before there was Madonna, before there was Cher, there was Ella. Introduce Ella Fitzgerald, The First Lady of Jazz, with a reading comprehension exercise that presents a brief biography of her life and then asks...
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Up Close: Ella Fitzgerald

For Students 5th - 7th Standards
A reading of Tanya Lee Stones' biography of Ella Fitzgerald lets middle schoolers get up close and personal with the First Lady of Jazz. Stone recounts details of Fitzgerald's life from her early days through her experiences as a teenage...
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Women Who Changed the World

For Teachers 3rd - 7th
While you don't always find the names of famous women in history books, there are a variety of ways to help pupils learn about these notable females.
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Cristina Kirchner: Famous People (ELL Assignment)

For Students 6th - Higher Ed
This lengthy assignment for English language learners includes a one-page reading on the Argentinian president, Cristina Kirchner, and numerous activities/exercises that address listening and reading comprehension, speaking, vocabulary...
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History of Mysteries

For Teachers 11th - Higher Ed
Students read or listen to excerpts from "The Shadow," research famous mystery writers throughout history, examine how style of writing evolved over time, and write mystery plays either individually, in small groups, or as class.
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Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband

For Students 9th - 11th Standards
After reading a brief excerpt from a letter written by Abigail Adams to her husband and future president of the United States, John Adams, your young historians will practice their reading comprehension skills and identify what Abigail...
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This is Jeopardy

For Teachers 5th - 10th
Students play a Jeopardy game with topics including Anne Bailey, Abigail Adams, Deborah Sampson, Sybil Ludington, and the Revolutionary War. In this Jeopardy lesson plan, students study the history of these people while playing a...
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The Importance of Being Earnest

For Students 9th - 12th Standards
No lesson on Oscar Wilde is complete without The Importance of Being Earnest! Review key details from the plot of Wilde's famous work with a helpful crossword puzzle.
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"She Walks in Beauty" Analysis

For Students 9th - 12th
Introduce your class to the poetry of Lord Byron. This poem, "She Walks in Beauty," is one of his most famous poems. Read through it on the first page, and then walk your class through an analysis using the second page. Readers discuss...
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Universal Declaration of Human Rights

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
What rights are guaranteed to students? Do they align with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was approved by the United Nations in 1948? Middle and high schoolers present persuasive arguments about the rights they believe...
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The Education of Abigail Powers Fillmore

For Teachers 1st - 5th
Students explore the way education was conducted prior to the development of the common school. They explore a about the fourteenth First Lady of the United States. Students complete research in Abigail Powers Fillmore and the common...
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Breaking Through to the Other Side

For Teachers 9th
Ninth graders research women who have broken barriers in areas such as sports, politics, or entertainment, and create pages for a book on women who have broken barriers titled "Ladies First."
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Titanic First Class Passengers Crossword

For Students 4th - 7th
In this Titanic worksheet, students fill in a crossword that contains questions about the first class passengers on the ship. Students fill in 7 answers to the crossword.
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Eleanor Roosevelt

For Teachers 4th - 6th
Students examine the contributions made to our society by Eleanor Roosevelt. They create a timeline of Eleanor Roosevelt's life, participate in a jigsaw activity, listen to a guest speaker, complete a Venn diagram, and write a letter to...
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The Wicked Wit of Jane Austen

For Students 9th - Higher Ed Standards
More than 15 of Jane Austen's novels have been adapted into films. While viewers enjoy the lush sets, period costumes, and the depictions of eighteenth-century British gentry, what is often lost in these adaptations is Austen's satire. A...
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Famous Virginians; George Washington as Plantation Owner

For Teachers K - 4th
Pupils investigate the presidency by researching George Washington's life.  In this biographical lesson, students identify George Washington and discuss his life as the owner of a Virginia plantation.  Pupils view photographs of the...
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Aboard the Calypso: Jacques Cousteau and Ocean Conservation

For Teachers 3rd - 5th
Students explore and research life of Jacques Cousteau, identify oceans and seas of world, and discuss efforts to conserve and protect valuable and often precarious balance among earth's ecosystems. Students then create posters...
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I Wonder What You're Thinking, Mona Lisa

For Students 2nd - 6th
The enigmatic expression of Leonardo da Vinci's "Mona Lisa" prompts kids to imagine what this famous lady is thinking. First they fill in a thought bubble and then they explain why they believe these are her thoughts.
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Eva Peron

For Students 4th - 6th
In this famous people worksheet, students read a selection about Eva Peron and complete a variety of comprehension activities including but not limited to a synonym match, spelling, writing and sequencing activities.