Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous women.
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"I want to do it because I want to do it. Women must try to do things as men have tried. When they fail their failure must be but a challenge to others."
--- Amelia Earhart
"In a world where there is so much to be done, I felt strongly impressed that there must be something for me to do."
--- Dorothea Dix
"I was the conductor of the Underground Railroad for eight years, and I can say what most conductors can't say -- I never ran my train of the track, and I never lost a passenger."
--- Harriet Tubman
Those are just a few of the inspiring quotes spotlighted on the Women's Words of Wisdom: Thoughts Over Time exhibit on the Web site of the Library of Congress. Share some of the other quotes from famous women that are part of that exhibit. Then challenge students to dig through library (encyclopedias, biographies) and Internet resources to find additional quotes from women.
Create a bulletin board that looks similar to the layout presented on the Women's Words of Wisdom Web site. Combine images gathered from the Internet with thought or talk bubbles in which their quotes are written.
A Few Quote Sources on the Internet
Online Quotation Dictionaries
Challenge students to reflect on one of the quotes on the bulletin board. They might respond to one of these questions:
FINE ARTS: Visual Arts
GRADES K - 4
NA-VA.K-4.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
GRADES 5 - 8
NA-VA.5-8.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
GRADES 9 - 12
NA-VA.9-12.6 Making Connections Between Visual Arts and Other Disciplines
LANGUAGE ARTS: English
GRADES K - 12
NL-ENG.K-12.1 Reading for Perspective
NL-ENG.K-12.2 Reading for Understanding
NL-ENG.K-12.3 Evaluation Strategies
NL-ENG.K-12.8 Developing Research Skills
NL-ENG.K-12.12 Applying Language Skills
SOCIAL SCIENCES: U.S. History
GRADES K - 4
NSS-USH.K-4.3 The History of the United States: Democratic Principles and Values and the People from Many Cultures Who Contributed to Its Cultural, Economic, and Political Heritage
GRADES 5 - 12
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Originally published 02/08/2008