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This is a guide for ESL 131B students looking for information and images about noteworthy women born in the United States or abroad, from history or present day. 

Using library resources, students will find suggestions for locating encyclopedia articles, books, and images from print and online sources. Students will then put these pictures on a poster with a caption under each picture, then present it to their classmates.

Students will choose photographs of the important women they have chosen and images of their contributions to the world. The woman may be from any field, including:

  • Art
  • Drama
  • Education
  • Film
  • Medicine
  • Music
  • Politics
  • Science 
  • Sports

Once you have chosen your famous woman, gather basic information that answers these questions:

WHO (the name of the woman)

WHAT (What was she most well-know for doing)

WHEN (the historic period in which she lived/lives)

WHERE (the places she worked, the areas of the world she influenced)

WHY/HOW (why she was so important to the world, how she has inspired and influenced people)


Examples of famous American women (alive or from history):

Amelia Earhart

Clara Barton

Harriet Tubman

Hillary Clinton

Lady Gaga

Maggie Gee

Maxine Hong Kingston

Michelle Obama

Oprah Winfrey

Rachel Carson

Rosa Parks


Sally Ride

Serena Williams

Toni Morrison



Examples of famous women from other countries (alive or from history):

Alicia Alonso

Angela Merkel

Anna Pavlova

Aung San Suu Kyi

Beatrix Potter


Corazon Aquino

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Florence Nightingale

Frida Kahlo

Hildegard von Bingen

La Malinche

Maria Montessori

Marie Curie

Mother Teresa

Rigoberta Menchu

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz



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