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Women of Accomplishment: An Internet Scavenger Hunt

DIRECTIONS: Neglected for years, the historical contributions of women are celebrated during March, the official National Women's History Month. Supplement your textbooks with the other half of history -- the achievements of women -- by posing a question about women's history during every school day of the month!

March 1 Rosa Parks
How many days did the Montgomery bus boycott last?
March 2Jackie Joyner-Kersee
How many Olympic medals did she earn?
March 5Sacajawea
What famous team of explorers did she travel with?
March 6Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
What prominent organization was led by these two women?
March 7Janet Reno and Madeleine Albright
What jobs did these women hold during Bill Clinton's presidency?
March 8Betsy Ross
Who asked her to make the first American flag?
March 9Harriet Tubman
By what nickname did slaves call her?
March 12Sally Ride
What sport did this famous astronaut play as a young woman?
March 13Helen Keller
What is the title of her autobiography?
March 14Ruth Bader Ginsburg
Which president nominated her to the Supreme Court?
March 15Amelia Earhart
What was Earhart's role on her first transatlantic flight?
March 16Georgia O'Keeffe
Which museum presented the first retrospective exhibit of work by a woman artist?
March 19Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis
What job did Jackie have before she married John F. Kennedy?
March 20Hillary Clinton
To what official role did President Bill Clinton appoint her?
March 21Equal Rights Amendment
Who wrote the ERA, passed by the Senate in March 1972?
March 22Molly Pitcher
What heroic acts did she perform during the Battle of Monmouth, in June 1778?
March 23Clara Barton
Why wasn't she permitted to work with the International Red Cross?
March 26Gloria Steinem
Which two magazines did she help found?
March 27Sandra Day O'Connor
What "first" did she accomplish in the Arizona Senate?
March 28Eleanor Roosevelt
What was the title of the newspaper column she wrote?
March 29 Make up a question about a famous woman from your state.
March 30 Make up a question about a famous woman from your state.

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