Tuesday, October 13, 2009

Historical Women Buffet

I am looking for a little help here today.
Shaeler's school has asked the children to dress up as a historical figure for Halloween, which can I personally add that I stand up and applaud for this motion. I can go off on a tangeant about some Halloween costumes that I see year after year. Luckily, we don't have to worry about that at Shaeler's school. YAY!!
I was explaining to Shaeler this morning that she gets to pick a historical woman that she can pretend to be this Halloween. She looked at me quite puzzled and asked "what is historical?" I explained that they were women from our past that made a difference in our lives.
So, I am asking you today to help me think of many of the historical women that we look up to in our lives so that I can tell each of their stories to Shaeler and have a "historical women buffet" for my daughter.
Here are a few women that I could think of off the top of my head:

Joan of Arc

Helen Keller

Amelia Earhart

I am pulling a blank on any other names because of the mental block I have due to the AP History class I took that destroyed my GPA. Curse you Mr. Crane!

Anywho, curious to see if there were any other women that you admire that I can throw into the mix to present to Shaeler for her choices. I ask if you do present a new name, please tell me why you admire this person.


Heather said...

I think you came up with some amazing women. I am sad to say, I can't think of any right now but if I do I will let you know. I can't remember much of history. I didn't pay that much attention. I wish I did.

Mackenzie said...

There are so many!!

Sandra Day O'Connor: the first female Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. She blazed a trail for women and blew out the glass ceiling for those in the legal world.

Sally Ride: first American woman in space. She was also very young.

Oprah: oh wait. Scratch that.

Mother Teresa: is there a more incredible example of charity and selflessness that our generation has had the priviledge to watch and learn from? Really, an amazing example any of us can learn from.

Cleopatra: She took her place as the Queen of Egypt at a very early age.

Kristen said...

Oprah - lol.

I can't think of anyone off the top of my head, maybe Emma Smith?, but this website might help:


Jenice Henrie said...

Annie Oakley, Betsey Ross, Eve (Adam and Eve), Mona Lisa (Janet's suggestion), or Pocahontas. These are a few that I can think of that should be easy to recognize.

Good luck.

Atherley Crack Ups said...

Florence Nightingale, no explanation needed.
Sacajawea, because I am related to her (like the tip of my pinkie).
Have fun!

Kris Doman said...

Queen Victoria - she was a woman in a man's world who didn't take dirt from anyone. Esther - Bravest woman ever. Eleanor Roosevelt - "Nobody can make you feel inferior without your consent." Laura Ingalls Wilder - Pioneer stock, and cute costume.

Ann Marie said...

Kris stole mine!!
I was going for Laura Ingalls wilder.. I do like Helen Keller though..
You've got a good list! Have fun!

Charlotte Waisman said...

Have you seen the book HER STORY A TIMELINE OF THE WOMEN WHO CHANGED AMERICA, published by Harper Collins? It will get you lots of role models--over 850 of them. Let me know what you think if it! The illustrations alone are worth seeing!


haylie said...

wonder woman:
red go-go boots, blue sparkly panties and kick-trash jewelry--nuff said.

jk (sorry i'm so irreverent)

i like annie oakley, jane austen, "molly" t. brown, jane addams, louise may alcott, susan b. anthony, jeanette rankin, rosa parks, mother teresa, anne frank, sojourner truth...

Miss Megan said...

I have been re-reading the Little House on the Prairie series, and let me tell you I have so much respect for Laura Ingalls Wilder! I love that there was so much emphasis on family and home, and that they were happy with just the little things that they had. It was a hard life, but there was still joy to be found in the small tasks of everyday.

Of course I also have many other women heroes: Marjorie Pay Hinckley, Princess Diana, Queen Elizabeth I, and Oprah Winfrey to name a few! What a great post!


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