A Woman Got it Done! Hunt - Virgil said it in the Aeneid... "Dux Femina Facti"

Women have played vital roles throughout the history of mankind. They have contributed to many different fields.

Directions: Use the links provided to find the answers to the questions. Some questions require using your internet research skills. Hey, Mrs. O! a link is broken! - Use your Internet research skills to find the answer.

1. Rachel Carson's book Silent Spring warned us of what danger?


2. Shirley Chisholm ran for the Presidency of the US in 1972. Why did she run?


3. Pennsylvania Impressionist artist, Mary Cassatt is best known for her paintings of ...


4. Martha Graham was one of the world's finest ..........?


5. Name the woman who was once labeled "the most dangerous woman in America".

Does she sound dangerous to you?


6. What important legislation did Judith Heumann help draft?


7. Describe the role Katherine Johnson played in space exploration.


8. Abraham Lincoln said when he met her, "So this is the little woman who made this big war".
Who is she? What war is he referring to?


9. Listen to the report. How did Virginia Hall serve the United States during WWII? Site 2 info


TAI - Which of her characteristics do you believe enabled her to successfully do this work?


10. She said "I knew he'd be acquitted; I knew it." Name her.


What is she referring to?


11. List two actions for which Eileen Collins is remembered.



12. What Native American explorer had a river named in her honor?


How was she most helpful to Lewis and Clark?


Name a way she has been honored by the United States.


13. Maria Weston Chapman fought for changing something in America.

Research her activism. How did she advocate for her cause.


14. How was a team of women vital to the success of the ENIAC computer?


15. What was significant about Sybilla Masters' corn device?


16. Wilma Mankiller was elected to what position in 1985?


17. In 1851, two women joined forces to revolutionize the lives of American women forever.
Who were they?


What did they begin?


18. U.S. Rep. Barbara Jordan served on a historic US House Committee.
What was it? (Use your search engine.)


19. Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to do what? Look it up!


Who was the first woman to achieve this position?


Name the women currently serving in this group.


20. Victoria Woodhull was the first woman to run for which national office?

When did she run? How many centuries ago did she run?

Was this before the Civil War - during the Civil War - or after the Civil War?


21. Who are the women who run your state's government?
List the women who hold top posts in your state's government.


22. Ada Byron King, the Countess of Lovelace, is credited with writing the first ............


23. Mary Edwards Walker is the only woman to have been awarded the Medal of Honor.
How and when did she serve?



24. In 1809, Mary Kies was the first woman to receive .................................?


25. Francis Perkins was the first female US Presidential cabinet member.
What post did she hold?


26. Name the woman who designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial located in Washington D.C.


27. Margaret Knight's attention to detail saved her patent.
What did she invent?


Use your internet research skills to learn:
28. Why did famed American artist, Georgia O'Keeffe, stop painting?


Which of her works do you like the best?


29. Adm. Grace Murray Hopper invented something that everyone knew was impossible.
What did she invent? Search the site for the answer.


30. Sojourner Truth gave her famous speech at the 1851 Women's Rights Convention
in Akron, Ohio.
What was the title?


What was her message?


31. What did scientist, Stephanie Kwolek, discover?


32. What important organization did volunteer Civil War nurse, Clara Barton, found?


33. Katherine Saubel worked hard to preserve what?


34. Maggie Kuhn embarked on an her most important task at the age of 65.
What was it?


35. What "out of this world" record does Dr. Peggy Whiston hold?


36. What was reporter Nellie Bly's real name?


How did she help people?


37. Lee-Anne Waters saved many of the children in her town from serious harm. How did she do that?



38. Helen Keller is considered an icon of the 20th Century. Why?


39. Elizabeth Lee Hazen and Rachel Fuller Brown collaborated over a long distance to develop what?
Use the site's search engine to find the answer.


40. What was Alice Paul's greatest achievement?


41. Use your online research skills to ascertain the name of the first woman to lay, in honor,
in the Rotunda of the U.S. Capitol.


Why was she honored in this way?


42. Why should you thank, Sarah Josepha Hale? (Use your online research skills to find the answer.)


43. Mary Anderson invented a very important auto part. What lead to her invention?


44. Who was the first woman elected to the U.S. Senate?


How many women serve in the U.S. Senate today?


How many women have the people in your state elected to office of US Senator?


Should a person vote for a candidate, just based on the fact that the person is a woman?


45. The 19th Amendment guaranteed women the right to vote. It was proposed June 4, 1919.
How long did it take for your state to ratify the 19th Amendment?


46. Jeanette Rankin was the first woman elected to the US House of Representatives.
Name two of the issues she advocated for while in office.


47. Maria Tallchief was a brilliant ballet dancer. Watch her speak and perform here.
She is portraying a bird. Ms Tallchief was a member of the Osage Indian tribe of Oklahoma.


48. Elizabeth Peratrovich was honored with a Doodle on December 30, 2020. Why is she worth knowing?


49. Consider Lakota Sioux Zitkala-Sa's childhood. How is your childhood similar to or different from hers?



Which of the women, you learned about in this activity, has had the greatest impact on your life?
Explain your choice.


Online Extra:

The National Statuary Hall Collection in the United States Capitol has 100 statues.

Name a woman who is honored there.


Do some digging.
*Name a women who is playing or has played an important role in your community, county or state.

Why is she noteworthy?
(What does noteworthy mean? Tech tip - Use Google's dictionary feature to find out.
Go to Google's search page. Enter in the search bar define:noteworthy.
Hit your return key or click the search button.)

Assess - Has she been adequately recognized for her efforts?

  "Ginger Rogers did everything that Fred Astaire did.
She just did it backwards and in high heels." Ann Richards

Exceptional Women of Pennsylvania Activity

Women in Government Civics Activity | Government - and the issues surrounding Diversity

Susan B. Anthony and Right to Vote Essay | What is the nature of public service? Wangari Maathai

Tell the story of Polly Cooper at Valley Forge | Legislature demographics

Women's Suffrage - Honor a Suffragist problem based learning | Founding Mothers & Daughters of Liberty

Explore the connection between Phillis Wheatley and George Washington.

Female World Leaders

Discover - The First Women Barefoot Solar Engineers of the World

Resources to learn more about great women.  

purple bullet Women of Science Internet Hunt

purple bullet Women remaining single activity

purple bullet Discovering American Women's History Online

purple bullet Women in Military Service for America Memorial

purple bullet Gentle Annie the True story of a Civil War Nurse

purple bullet Mystery Object pbl

purple bullet Women in Leadership - worldwide

purple bullet Internet Women's History Sourcebook

purple bullet Women who have run for the U.S. Presidency

purple bullet Lesson Plans about Women in History

purple bullet Our Documents at the NARA

purple bullet Women's History in America

purple bullet Biographies of Women in Mathematics

purple bullet Women in Chemistry

purple bullet Woman's Record: Or, Sketches of All Distinguished Women, from "the Beginning" Till A.D. 1850. by Sarah Josepha Buell Hale online

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Created in 1999 Cynthia J. O'Hora. Updated February 2024, posted 3/7/99

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