Triumph & Tragedy

Biography

Bessie Coleman

Bessie Coleman soared across the sky as the first African American, and the first Native American woman pilot.
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Biography

Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was an Austrian-American actress and inventor who pioneered the technology that would one day form the basis for today’s WiFi, GPS, and Bluetooth communication systems
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Biography

Wilma Mankiller

Wilma Mankiller is often remembered as the first Principle Chief of the Cherokee Nation but her life was filled with activism from the beginning.
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Wilma Mankiller: Cherokee Leader

Students will use the information they learned from reading the short biography of Wilma Mankiller, watching the video, Bell Water Project, to brainstorm community based self-help projects that the class could organize at their school.
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Songs of Protest

In this lesson, students will explore how or if music reflects society and furthers the goals of activism and protest.
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Hedy Lamarr

Hedy Lamarr was far more than the “Most Beautiful Woman in the World” and a Hollywood starlet—she was a brilliant, scientific mind that gave way for inventions that still have an impact on today.
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Introduction to Activism

This lesson takes a closer look at one of key activists in the women’s’, workers’ and immigrants’ rights movement in the 20th century.
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African American Activists

Students will learn about Ida B Wells, Rosa Parks, and Fannie Lou Hammer; all female African American activists who fought for justice and equality.
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Pocahontas

Students will learn about Pocahontas’ life and explore the relationship between legend and history when it comes to the infamous incident in which John Smith claimed she saved him.
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The National Women’s Party

Students will examine documents to determine if the justice system fair and Constitutional in its treatment of the National Women’s Party picketers
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