Women's History Month

 2019

 

 

Matrilineal  -  " A lineage is a group of individuals who trace descent from a common ancestor; thus, in a matrilineage, individuals are related as kin through the female line of descent."  

We celebrate Women's History month with a lesson from a Matrilineal society in Ghana.  The Village of Tarkwa Nsuaem, Ghana, has this structure.  In Ghana, there is a shared political structure.  The chief is chosen by the Queen Mother.

We read books about amazing women!  Maya Lin (Vietnam Veterans Memorial), Judith "Daisy" Gordon Low (Girl Scouts), Helen Keller (champion and overcomer of obstacles with sight and hearing), Dr. Patricia Bath (scientist/inventor), Bessie Coleman (pilot), Ada Lovelace (first computer programmer), Mae Jemison (Astronaut), Ruth Bader Ginsburg (Supreme Court Judge), Raye Montague (Engineer/Mathmetician), Frida Kahlo (Artist) and last but not least Harriett Tubman (Conductor of the Underground Railroad).

Grade 4 - Worked with an amazing inventor Marie Curie and her invention - the portable x-ray.

Grade 5 - Will be applying mapping techniques with the Underground railroad and the routes Harriett Tubman used.