Women’s History: Six Women Who Inspire – Informational Text and Activity Pack

Women’s History Month: Women’s History ~ Six American Women Who Inspire showcases the contributions of six diverse American women who have made significant contributions in a wide range of fields: science, politics, literature, entertainment, and more. In this engaging Common Core connected activity pack you get:

A full page of informational text about each figure, carefully researched for accuracy and highlighting the significant contributions made by the individual. Featured are these amazing women:

  • Vera Wang, Fashion Designer
  • Margaret Chase Smith, Politician
  • Toni Morrison, Writer
  • Sonia Sotomayor, Supreme Court Justice
  • Meryl Streep, Actress
  • Rachel Carson, Biologist and Writer

Following each informational article is a page of comprehension questions requiring close reading of the text and reflective thought by the student. Answer keys are included for all. Each article stands alone. You have the option to use as many or as few of the articles as suit your purpose and time frame. Further suggestions for additional follow-up activities complete the unit.

Included in this learning-filled package is a link to an audio version of the text. Students can access the audio text on an iPad, Mac or Windows device and follow along as the text is highlighted while they listen.