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Subject for March, 2002: Women in History
Amelia Earhart  |  Helen Keller  |  Rosa Parks  |  Harriet Tubman

 


A Picture Book of Amelia Earhart

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What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When was Amelia Earhart born?

July 24, 1897.
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2. What year did Amelia Earhart first see an airplane?
1908.
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3. What year did Amelia Earhart take her first flying lesson?
1921.
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4. True or False: Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean.
True. Amelia Earhart was the first woman to fly across the Atlantic Ocean as a passenger and as a pilot.
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5. What year did Amelia Earhart die?
1937.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Airplane: A heavier-than-air craft kept aloft in the air
Solo Flight: When a person makes a flight alone
Transatlantic: Crossing the Atlantic Ocean
Aviation: The design, development, production, operation, or use of a heavier-than-air craft
Aviator: A pilot of an airplane or other heavier-than-air craft
Pioneer: One of the first persons in a particular field of inquiry, enterprise, or progress

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a. Who were the Wright brothers?
They were the first people to fly an airplane.
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b. Who was Charles Lindbergh?
He was the first person to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean.
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c. Name ONE of Amelia Earhart's achievements in aviation.
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d. Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
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e. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Amelia Earhart:
Official Amelia Earhart Web Site
Amelia Earhart Birthplace Museum
Amelia Earhart: Women in Aviation & Space History (Smithsonian)
Women in Aviation: Amelia Earhart
National Women's Hall of Fame: Amelia Earhart
National Aviation Hall of Fame
The Ninety-Nines: International Organization of Women Pilots
Women of NASA

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A Picture Book of Helen Keller

More Information at Helen Keller in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When was Helen Keller born?

June 27, 1880.
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2. When did Helen Keller become blind and deaf?
In February, 1882, when she was about 1-1/2 years old.
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3. Who was Anne Mansfield Sullivan?
Helen Keller's teacher.
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4. True or False: The word "water" was the first world Helen Keller learned from Anne Sullivan.
True.
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5. What college did Helen Keller attend?
Radcliffe College.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Blind: Unable to see; loss of sight
Deaf: Unable to hear; loss of hearing
Meningitis: Illness; inflammation of the meninges caused by an infection and characterized by high fever and severe headache
Teacher: A person who teaches
Braille: A system of reading and writing for the blind using raised dots representing letters, numbers, etc., that are read by touch; invented by Louis Braille (1809-1852) in 1829
Presidential Medal of Freedom: The highest civilian award of the United States which recognizes exceptional meritorious service

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a. Who was Alexander Graham Bell?
He invented the telephone, and he taught in a school for the deaf.
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b. What did Helen Keller do during World War II?
She visited injured soldiers in hospitals from 1943 to 1946.
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c. Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
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d. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Helen Keller:
Helen Keller Foundation
Ivy Green, Birthplace of Helen Keller
National Women's Hall of Fame: Helen Keller
Helen Keller Services for the Blind
American Foundation for the Blind
Royal National Institute for the Blind: The Life of Helen Keller

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A Picture Book of Rosa Parks

More Information at Rosa Parks in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When was Rosa Parks born?

February 4, 1913.
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2. What year did Rosa Parks finish high school?
1933.
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3. What did Rosa Parks do on December 1, 1955?
Rosa Parks refused to move to the back of a Montgomery bus.
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4. How long did the Montgomery Bus Boycott last?
More than a year.
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5. What year did Rosa Parks found the Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self-Development?
1987.
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6. True or False: Rosa Parks has been called the "Mother of the Civil Rights Movement."
True.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Boycott: To abstain from buying or using something as a means of protest
Discriminate: To make a distinction for or against a person on the basis of the group or class to which the person belongs
Desegregation: The elimination of racial segregation or separation in schools, restaurants, and other public places
"Jim Crow" Laws: Laws segregating or separating African-Americans and white people in public places and on public transportation
NAACP: National Association for the Advancement of Colored People; an organization working to end the unfair treatment of African-Americans
Civil Rights Movement: The fight for the rights of all people of all races to be treated as equals

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a. Describe how African-Americans were discriminated against during Rosa Parks' life.
There were laws segregating African-Americans and white people.
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b. What happened on May 17, 1954?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled school segregation was unconstitutional.
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c. What happened on November 13, 1956?
The U.S. Supreme Court ruled bus segregation was unconstitutional.
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d. Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
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e. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Rosa Parks:
Rosa and Raymond Parks Institute for Self Development
National Women's Hall of Fame: Rosa Parks
TIME 100: Heroes & Icons - Rosa Parks
The Troy State University Montgomery: Rosa Parks Library & Museum
National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP)

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A Picture Book of Harriet Tubman

More Information at Harriet Tubman in Depth

What I Learned Section 1 -- Answer the Following Questions:
1. When was Harriet Tubman born?

In 1820, the exact date is unknown.
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2. True or False: Harriet Tubman escaped from slavery by traveling the Underground Railroad.
True.
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3. How did Harriet Tubman help the Underground Railroad?
She was a conductor on the Underground Railroad.
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4. True or False: Harriet Tubman was known as "Moses."
True.
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5. How did Harriet Tubman help the North during the Civil War?
Harriet Tubman was a nurse and a spy for the Northern (Union) Army.
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What I Learned Section 2 -- Define the following words:
Abolitionist: A person against slavery
Underground Railroad: A series of safe houses for runaway slaves on their way north to freedom
Civil War: The war between the North (Union) and the South (Confederacy) which lasted from 1861 to 1865; one of the factors leading up to the Civil War was the issue of slavery
Thirteenth Amendment: An Amendment to the U.S. Constitution which abolishes slavery in the United States
Ratify: Approve
Suffragist Movement: The fight for the right of women to vote in the United States

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Bonus Questions (Answer 1 of the Following Questions for Your FREE Bookmark):
a. Describe Harriet Tubman's life as a slave.
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b. Who was Nat Turner?
Nat Turner (1800-1831) was a slave who started a rebellion against slave owners in 1831.
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c. What year was the Thirteenth Amendment ratified?
1865.
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d. Use five of the words in Section 2 in a sentence.
Answers will vary.
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e. Have a parent or friend give you a spelling test with EACH of the words in Section 2.

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More Valuable Information about Harriet Tubman:
Harriet Tubman Home
Boston African American NHS: Harriet Tubman
National Women's Hall of Fame: Harriet Tubman
Harriet Tubman & the Underground Railroad w/ QUIZ
Harriet Tubman Home for the Aged

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