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Inspirational Women in History

 Inspirational Women

in History
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HistoryLower Secondary (Key Stage 3)Upper Secondary (Key Stage 4)

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 Inspirational Women

in History
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Slide 1 - Slide

At the end of
this lesson you will:

  • know five important women
  • think about why women play such an important role in history.

Slide 2 - Slide

Which women inspire you in your life? 

Slide 3 - Mind map

What do these women do to inspire you?

Slide 4 - Open question

Let's get to know 6
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Slide 5 - Slide

Who is
Queen Elizabeth II?
Born: April 21, 1926 (age 95 years), Mayfair, London, United Kingdom
Elizabeth II is Queen of the United Kingdom and 14 other Commonwealth realms. 
Elizabeth has reigned as a constitutional monarch through major political changes such as the Troubles in Northern Ireland, devolution in the United Kingdom, the accession of the United Kingdom to the European Communities, the United Kingdom's withdrawal from the European Union, and the decolonisation of Africa.
When her father died in February 1952, Elizabeth—then 25 years old—became queen regnant of seven independent Commonwealth countries: the United Kingdom, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Pakistan, and Ceylon, as well as Head of the Commonwealth.

Slide 6 - Slide

Who is The Hon. Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb?
Born: October 6, 1966 (age 55 years), United Kingdom
Dame Parmjit Kaur "Bobbie" Cheema-Grubb DBE, styled The Hon. Mrs Justice Cheema-Grubb, is a judge of the Queen's Bench Division of the High Court of Justice of England and Wales.
She is the first Asian woman to serve as a High Court judge in the United Kingdom.
Growing up in Leeds before studying law at King’s College London, she went on to successfully prosecute retired Church of England bishop Peter Ball for sexual abuse in 2007.

Slide 7 - Slide

Who is
Dame Jessica Ennis?
Born: January 28, 1986 (age 36 years), Sheffield, United Kingdom

As a competitor in heptathlon, she is the 2012 Olympic champion, a three-time world champion, and the 2010 European champion. 
Dame Jessica Ennis-Hill DBE is a British retired track and field athlete from England, specialising in multi-eventing disciplines and 100 metres hurdles.

Slide 8 - Slide

Who is
Jane Austen?
Jane Austen was an English novelist known primarily for her six major novels, which interpret, critique and comment upon the British landed gentry at the end of the 18th century.
Austen's most famous novel: Pride and Prejudice 
Born: December 16, 1775 Steventon, United Kingdom
Died: July 18, 1817

Slide 9 - Slide

Who is
Mae Jemison?
Born: October 17, 1956, Decatur, Alabama
Retired: March 1993
She graduated from Stanford in 1977. While at Stanford, she pursued studies related to her childhood interest in space and first considered applying to NASA.
She was the first Black woman admitted to the astronaut training program, in 1987.
The first black woman to travel into space.

Slide 10 - Slide

Would you dare to go to space?
No way...
Yes, yes, yes! When can I go?

Slide 11 - Poll

Who is
Michelle Obama?
Born: January 17, 1964, Chicago, Illinois
She is an accomplished lawyer. She attended both Princeton University and Harvard Law School.
Michelle Obama worked as an advocate for poverty awareness, education, nutrition, physical activity, and healthy eating.
The first Black woman to serve as the First Lady of the United States.

Slide 12 - Slide

What do all these women have in common?

Slide 13 - Open question

Who of these women do you find most inspirational?

Slide 14 - Poll

What have you learned in this lesson?

Slide 15 - Open question

How did you like this lesson?

Slide 16 - Poll

Slide 17 - Slide