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Women of Accomplishment:
An Internet Scavenger Hunt

 

March is National Women's History Month, a time to honor the achievements of American women and to recognize the historical impact of those achievements. This month, expand your students' knowledge about the many ways in which women sustain the American spirit by posing a question a day about women's history! Included: Links to sites detailing the accomplishments of 20 remarkable American women.

From Virginia Dare, the first baby born to English parents on American soil to Lt. Col. Eileen Collins, the first woman astronaut to command a space shuttle mission, American women have left an indelible mark on the history of the United States. March is National Women's History Month, a time to honor those women -- and all the women -- whose accomplishments have made this country great. To help you focus your students' attention on the contributions and achievements of women, Education World has created this question-a-day calendar on women's history. Whether they work in small groups or on their own, students will enjoy searching for information and learning about these women of accomplishment!

Click here for an answer key for this activity.

DIRECTIONS: Each square on the March calendar below includes a question about a famous woman or a famous event. Each question is linked to a URL where the answer can be found. A printable list with all of the questions and URLs is available below.

The Women of Accomplishment Calendar in a Printable List Format

 

National Women's History Month
Scavenger Hunt
Rosa Parks
How many days did the Montgomery bus boycott last?
Jackie Joyner-Kersee
How many Olympic medals did she earn?
Sacajawea
What famous team of explorers did she travel with?
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
What prominent organization did these two women form in 1869?
Janet Reno and Madeleine Albright
What jobs did Reno and Albright hold during the Clinton presidency?
Betsy Ross
Who asked her to make the first American flag?
Harriet Tubman
How many slaves did she help escape to freedom?
Sally Ride
What sport did this famous astronaut play as a young woman?
Helen Keller
What is the title of her autobiography?
Sonia Sotomayor
Which president nominated her to the Supreme Court?
Amelia Earhart
What year did Earhart complete her historic transatlantic solo flight?
Georgia O'Keeffe
O’Keeffe was the first woman artist to have a retrospective at this museum
Toni Morrison
What award did she win in 1993?
Hillary Clinton
To what official role did President Bill Clinton appoint her?
Equal Rights Amendment
Who first drafted the ERA, passed by the Senate in Day 1972?
Molly Pitcher
What heroic acts did she perform during the Battle of Monmouth, in June 1778?
Clara Barton
How long did Barton serve as president of the American Red Cross?
Gloria Steinem
Which two magazines did she help found?
Sandra Day O'Connor
What "first" did she accomplish in the Arizona Senate?
Eleanor Roosevelt
What was the title of the newspaper column she wrote?

 Make up your own question about a famous woman from your state.

 Make up your own question about a famous woman from your state.

 Make up your own question about a famous woman from your state.

   

 

Article by Cara Bafile
Education World®
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Last updated 2/20/2017