Women's History

Women’s History Month is traditionally held in March, but the study of women’s history is valuable all twelve months of the year. Women have overcome daunting odds to succeed and excel in all areas of human endeavor, including science, manufacturing, athletics, business, and exploration. These passages about outstanding women cover the broad spectrum of the accomplishments of notable women. Their stories are sure to inspire your students. 

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(20) Passages included in this Reading Set:

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Jane Addams (1860-1935)

Students will read a biography of Jane Addams and learn why she was an important historical figure. Students will answer questi...

494 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 1060L - 1290L, Main / Central Idea, Summary
12/20 Passages in this Set

Her Story: Sojourner Truth

by Sojourner Truth and Olive Gilbert from Narrative of Sojourner Truth, a Northern Slave

Sojourner Truth was a abolitionist, feminist, and po...

447 Words, 7th-9th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Summary
13/20 Passages in this Set

Opening the Door to Learning

Laura Bridgman was the first deaf and blind person to learn to read and write, opening the door for others like her. Students w...

497 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea
14/20 Passages in this Set

The 19th Amendment: Votes for Women

by RV Staff Writer A.A.

One hundred years ago women were not allowed to vote...

444 Words, 4th-6th Grades, 740L - 1050L, Main / Central Idea, Summary
15/20 Passages in this Set

Dr. Dian Fossey: Renowned Primatologist and Conservationist

Students will read a passage about Dr. Dian Fossey and learn about her extensive efforts to study and protect the critically en...

814 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Summary
16/20 Passages in this Set

First American Woman in Space: Sally Ride

by RV Staff Writer A.A.

Although the U.S. manned space program began in 1959...

283 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Main / Central Idea, Summary
17/20 Passages in this Set

Madam C.J. Walker: Self-Made Millionaire and Philanthropist

Students will read a passage about Madam C.J. Walker and learn about her success as a businesswomen and philanthropist. Student...

549 Words, 3rd-4th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary
18/20 Passages in this Set

Susan B. Anthony and the Right to Vote

by Susan B. Anthony

Susan B. Anthony was a devout women’s rights activis...

422 Words, 6th-8th Grades, Main / Central Idea
19/20 Passages in this Set

Biography: Dorothea Lynde Dix

by Mary Stoyell Stimpson from The Child's Book of American Biography

Dorothea Dix was an 18th century activist for the me...

957 Words, 3rd-5th Grades, Context Clues, Main / Central Idea, Summary
20/20 Passages in this Set

Primary Source: Votes for Women Ratified

from Kansas City Star September 1, 1920

In 1920, the 19th Amendment which granted voting rig...

715 Words, 9th-12th Grades, Context Clues, Summary