Saturday, February 27, 2010

Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month, I was wondering who you all are going to learn about for this? I have Amelia Earhart (has anyone seen the new video "Amelia" with Richard Gere yet? I have it on order at Netflix but I always worry it may have love scenes ect. - I prefer Bio's but the Amelia one is not out yet), Joan of Arc, Susan B. Anthony. Any others you could suggest? I'm kinda stumped on who else to cover....

3 comments:

JILL O. MILES said...

I just read a Pocohantas biography by Jean Fritz that was very good. Am now reading about Eleanor Roosevelt. She was amazing, I have to say. My daughter and I really enjoyed reading Remember the Ladies which is chock full of interesting American women. How about Queen Elizabeth? Or Magaret Thatcher?

Jennifer said...

I always go to Common Sense Media and search for the movie titles and it will give you parental reviews and tell you exactly what might be offensive in each movie. Great site. Here's their link for the movie Amelia http://www.commonsensemedia.org/movie-reviews/amelia

Freakmom said...

My favorites when I was growing up were Jane Adams (founder of Hull House and one of the first social workers in America), Clara Barton and Florence Nightingale (both nurses) and Elizabeth Blackwell (the first American woman to graduate from medical school).

In college I learned about Grace Hopper (the mother of COBOL programming language). She was awesome too.