Igniting Curiosity: Stories and Resources for Celebrating Women and Girls in Science

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“If you know you are on the right track, if you have this inner knowledge, then nobody can turn you off… no matter what they say.”  Barbara McClintock, cytogeneticist and winner of the 1983 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine As we approach the International Day of Women and Girls in Science on February 11th, … read more »


Introducing Women as Changemakers Using Multimedia Text Sets

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On December 23, 1867, in Delta, Louisiana, Sara Breedlove was born, and she became a remarkable changemaker better known as Madam C.J. Walker. Her transformative contributions revolutionized African-American women’s hair care and cosmetic industries while establishing her as the first American woman to amass a million dollars. Modern-day changemakers such as Ketanji Brown Jackson and … read more »


Women Changemakers as Role Models for Students

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“I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples.” Mother Teresa History books are lined with pages about changemakers who dared to challenge norms and expectations and rewrite rules. Unfortunately, most changemakers we read about in history books are men, so it is important to … read more »


Celebrate Women’s History Month

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“We need to encourage girls that their voice matters. I think there are hundreds and thousands of Malalas out there.” – Malala Yousafzai March is a special month for my family and me. I am honored to celebrate my birthday on March 8, International Women’s Day, during International Women’s Month. However, the most memorable part … read more »


The Fight for Voting Rights

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“Men, their rights, and nothing more; women, their rights, and nothing less.” Susan B. Anthony In the late 1700s, the United States introduced the right to vote—but only to white male landowners. The article “Voting Rights: A Short History” provides a general overview of changes in voting rights over the decades and centuries since that … read more »