Martin Luther King King was famous for his civil rights actions to bring about equality for African-Americans, including his famous “I Have a Dream” speech delivered at the March on Washington in 1963. Date: 1960. Photographer: Howard Sochure.
Malala, who was the same age as Cinderella in the fairy tale when she won her first nobel prize, illustrates both courage and ambition. While Cinderella has easily hushed away by her step-mother, Malala questioned her own mother and stood up against oppression in her society. These women are whose stories must be re-told to today's young girls around the world.
10 Things to Know About Anne Frank's The Diary of a Young Girl--I wouldn't open this page up and read it to students, but it would be good to look over prior to the unit each year so I could share a couple points with them.
17-year-old Meghan Vogel was in last place in the 3,200-meter run when she caught up to competitor Arden McMath, whose body was giving out. Instead of running past her to avoid the last-place finish, Vogel put McMath's arm around her shoulders, carried her 30 meters, and then pushed her over the finish line before crossing it. "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Philippians 2:3 NIV- pretty cool.
Rosa Parks was just one of many women during the Civil Rights Movement who refused to give up her seat on a bus to a white person. Their impact on history is tremendous, and their strength helps us question authority whenever possible.