These sites have biographies of famous women who have connections to Missouri. The list includes Bess Truman, Calamity Jane, Marie Elizabeth Oliver, Susan Elizabeth Blow, Molly Brown, Maya Angeleou, Helen Stephens, and more. Learn about the contributions they made and how they earned their fame. There is also a link to an eThemes Resource on Laura Ingalls Wilder.
Learn about the life of Mary Paxton Keeley, the first woman to graduate from journalism school, in her own words. NOTE: Teachers should read through this interview before sharing with students because of some of the topics she discusses. Teachers could copy and paste the portion of the interview they want into a word processing program and give that file to students.
Read about the Olympic Game that Helen Stephens was a part of. Scroll down to the bottom of the page and click on "Mulit-media Gallery." Choose the Olympic Games drop down menu and then "Berlin 1936." There is a picture of Helen Stephens and Jesse Owens.
Read about Laura Ingalls Wilder and her Little House books. Learn about the places the Ingalls family lived. Includes activities and teaching guides to go along with various Little House books. Listen to fiddle playing and other music from that period. Read documents written by Laura.