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ESL 131A - Baxter (Famous Women): Welcome!

Information for ESL 131A students researching noteworthy women and their achievements.


Use the Library's resources to

1. Find an important or famous woman in the United States or your home country. She may be a person from history or still living. The woman can be from any field.


  • science
  • politics
  • medicine
  • education
  • sports
  • music
  • art
  • drama
  • film

2. Print out pictures of that person showing the contributions she made or is making in the world.

3. Put these pictures on a poster with a caption under each picture.

4. Present your poster to the class.

The posters will be taped up around the room so that everyone will learn more about important women and their contributions.


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

Clara Barton

Rachel Carson

Amelia Earhart

Maxine Hong Kingston

Maggie Gee

Toni Morrison

Hillary Clinton

Michelle Obama

Oprah Winfrey

Rosa Parks

Serena Williams

Lady Gaga

Harriet Tubman

Sally Ride


Mother Teresa

Marie Curie

Corazon Aquino

Angela Merkel

Alicia Alonso

Hildegard von Bingen

Aung San Suu Kyi

Gabrielle "Coco" Chanel

Rigoberta Menchu

Frida Kahlo

Beatrix Potter

Florence Nightingale


La Malinche

Sor Juana Ines de la Cruz

Maria Montessori

Anna Pavlova



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The library offers several classes that transfer to CSU/UC and count as electives. These classes will help you become more familiar with finding and citing credible sources using the library.

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Charlotte Bagby
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