addition to our regular programming, WOMEN IN HISTORY constantly
explores ways to improve and create diverse educational tools
and presentations. To Be An American, brings the
richness and diversity of America to life for students in 3rd,
4th and 5th grade social studies classes. The program is based
on state of Ohio curriculum for social studies strand and proficiency
expectations for grades 3-5.
the core of our unique approach to learning is a classroom or
assembly program consisting of two historical characters. Each
character presents a 20 to 30-minute presentation on her life,
issues and times. The presentation is designed to be not only
a narrative, but to be interactive with the students. A question
and answer period and research exercises follow.
to three weeks prior to the presentation the school will be sent
supplementary written materials to prepare the students for the
emphasis is placed on using electronic media for research. Students
are directed to additional high-quality resources and acquire a
comfort level in using electronic resources.
a biographical sketch and descriptions of the issues in which
the character was involved
a vocabulary list
timeline of local, national or international history as it pertains
to the presentation and curriculum.
exercises and resource suggestions for further exploration of
the character, the issues and the histroy of the period
from teachers and students in pilots in selected schools indicates
that this interactive program is extremely effective. WOMEN IN
HISTORY is very pleased to have been able to collaborate with
Lakewood City Schools and the Lakewood Public Library.
IN HISTORY is proud to present in the following pages the women
who will describe what it means TO BE AN AMERICAN:
B. Wells Barnett
Skapes (Arhondula Skapetorahis)
Truth (Isabella Baumfree)