ERIC Number: ED433188
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
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From Indian Corn to Outer Space: Women Invent in America.
Showell, Ellen H.; Amram, Fred M. B.
This book is about women who have made contributions that have changed the world and continue to change lives, sometimes having overcome enormous social obstacles. It examines American history to find women who have invented for fun and profit, invented to make their own lives better, and who, as a result of their employment by the National Aeronautical Space Administration (NASA), have created inventions that appear magical. The activity sections are designed so that teachers can use the book in cross-curriculum studies. Activities provide for different types of learning and students at different levels. Hands-on activities can be used as the basis for reading and writing exercises. Other activities are challenging to students who excel at reading, writing, and research through the printed word. (CCM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, History Instruction, Inventions, Learning Activities, North American History, Womens History, Womens Studies, Writing Exercises
Cobblestone Publishing Company, 30 Grove Street, Suite C, Peterborough, NH 03458 ($19.50).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
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