American Women’s History Internet Scavenger Hunt
1. Women and Children First!
__________ The first child born in America of English parents was female and arrived in 1587. What was her name?
2. Female Warrior!
__________ Here’s the story of another woman who fought in the Revolutionary War. What nickname was given to woman who delivered drinking water on the battlefields?
3. Do You Collect Stamps?
__________American women are commemorated on stamps. Which first lady was honored on a 1980 stamp? She bravely saved many White House treasures during the War of 1812.
4. Who Were the Mill Girls?
__________ Read this brief background on the Mill Girls. In which Massachusetts industrial town did the Mill Girls find work making textiles?
5. "We hold these truths…"
__________ Elizabeth Cady Stanton’s "Declaration of Rights" at the 1848 Seneca Falls Convention was modeled on another important document. What was that earlier document’s name?
6. Is There a Doctor in the House?
__________ In 1849 the first female American physician received her medical degree. What was this doctor’s name?
7. Woman of Many Talents
_________Although Harriet Tubman is best known for her work on the Underground Railroad, she performed valuable service for the Union army during the Civil War as a _?_.
8. What’s Behind the Photo?
_________ Sojourner Truth spoke out against slavery and for women’s rights. Place your pointer over her photo and write down her quote.
9. Create your Own Caption
_________ Here’s a political cartoon about the women’s suffrage movement. Create your own caption and publish it!
10. The Vote at Last!
________ According to this timeline, in what year was the 19th Amendment passed, finally granting women the right to vote? (Click on any picture for a larger view.)
11. Migrant Mother
__________ Here’s a Depression-era photo entitled, "Migrant Mother." Who was the female photographer who took this famous photo? (Use the purple arrow to see/read more.)
12. Lost at Sea
__________ In 1932, Amelia Earhart became the first woman to complete a solo flight across the Atlantic Ocean - and she did it in record time! How long did it take her?
13. Women on the Homefront
________ What was the nickname given to this famous symbol of American women working on the home front during World War II?
14. A Remarkable First Lady!
__________ After FDR’s death, to what important position did President Truman appoint Mrs. Roosevelt?
15. Mother of the Civil Rights Movement
__________In what year did Rosa Parks refuse to give up her seat on a Montgomery, Alabama bus? (Click on "Biography" , "Interview" or "Photo Gallery" to learn more.)
16. Teenage Hero!
__________Here’s a brief bio on one of the nine kids who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas in 1957. What was her name? (Click "next" to finish her story.)
17. America Loved Her!
__________In the 1950’s, America fell in love with this comedy actor. What was the name of the popular TV show of which she was the star?
__________ Name one of the goals of the National Organization for Women.
19. Female Athletes Rule!
__________ In 1972, a new law guaranteed equal opportunity and equal funding for women’s athletic programs in schools. What was the law’s name? (Click on any picture for a larger view.)
20. Supreme Court on Abortion
__________Scroll down to 1973, the year the Supreme Court made an important decision about a woman’s right to an abortion. What is the name of this historic case?
21. Supreme Lady!
__________ In 1981, who was the first woman appointed to be a Supreme Court Justice? (Click on any picture for a larger view.)
22. First Ladies
__________ Click on the photo of any First Lady who interests you. Write down one brief fact about her career.”