Yes, We Can!

In honor of Women’s History Month, I’ve decided to focus on some amazing women for the next few weeks.

Have you heard of Harriet Quimby? She may not be as well-known as Amelia Earhart, but Harriet also had some amazing accomplishments throughout her lifetime.

Curious? Check out Brave Harriet: The First Women to Fly the English Channel by Marissa Moss.

Want to learn more? Visit the Who Was Harriet Quimby? web page and check out these links:
After getting to know Harriet Quimby and learning about her contributions to the world of flight, have your student “dive deeper” with one of the following activities:
  • compare/contrast (in pictures and/or a graphic organizer) Harriet’s brave actions with one of their own experiences that required bravery
  • brainstorm a list of synonyms for bravery (courage, fearlessness, valor, etc.) and create a collage illustrating these concepts
  • create a character map using a graphic organizer like this or this

comments and ideas welcome!

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