Sally Ride, Women in STEM, and Tips for Creating a Successful Biography Unit

“I did not come to NASA to make history.” Sally Ride She may not have come to make history, but she certainly did. May 26 is Sally Ride Day, celebrated on the anniversary of her birth in 1951. Most of us recognize Sally Ride as the first American woman to go to space. Her first … read more »

Celebrate Women’s History Month!

March is Women’s History Month! The 2022 theme is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.” Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate women and their role in history and the world. Quality resources for teaching Women’s History Month are plentiful! Reading a book is a great way to learn more about women’s history! There are … read more »

Women’s Equality Day

Just over 100 years ago, on August 26, 1920, Congress formally ratified the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which ensured women the right to vote. Tennessee was the 36th state to ratify the amendment, pushing it over the two-thirds majority state approval needed for ratification. The final vote in the Tennessee legislature came as a … read more »

Learning History Through the Stories of Powerful Women

“I had to make my own living and my own opportunity. But I made it! Don’t sit down and wait for the opportunities to come. Get up and make them.” Madam C. J. Walker Have you heard of Madam C. J. Walker? She is famous for being one of the first African-American female millionaires. With … read more »

Women’s Equality Day

Little girls with dreams become women with vision. Unknown August 26 is National Women’s Equality Day. This is when we commemorate the passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution granting women full and equal voting rights. Passed in 1920, this amendment is now closing in on its 100-year anniversary.  Although women enjoy full and … read more »