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Women who changed the world

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Topic: Women who changed the world

Learning Outcomes

The child will be enabled to:

    • begin to explore how people are interconnected and depend upon each other-the concept of interdependence,

 

Introduction

Explore the book ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World’

  • Read two/three extracts from the book ‘Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World’.
  • Explain that women are often not valued as much as men for their hard work to change the world, and that sometimes their stories are not as well known. Today we will explore some of those stories.

Development

Jigsawing activity

  • Divide the class into groups of five – this will be their core group.
  • Explain that they will be journalists, who will go off and gather information about a woman who changed the world. They will then return to their core group and report back about what they learned.
  • Assign a number 1 – 5 to each group member.
  • All number 1s sit together, 2s together etc.
  • Give a different story to each group (photocopied from book or information gathered online) e.g. Frida Kahlo, Mary Anning, Amelia Earhart, Anne Frank and Marie Curie.
  • Each group is to read the story and write down three key facts.
  • They then return to their core groups and are given two minutes per person to report back on their gathered facts.

Plenary

Discussion

  • Circle time – each child tells one fact they learned about a woman who changed the world.

 

Other Resources for teaching this topic

Art activity – Frida Kahlo: discussion of her artwork and self-portrait in the style of her work.