Saturday, March 5, 2011

Important women in History

International Women's Day is marked on the 8th of March every year. It is a major day of global celebration of women. In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements.

Why don't you find out more about important women in History? Click here to see the list of 100 important women. Choose one and write a short text about her, like this one:

Amelia Earhart
She was born in 1897 in Kansas (USA). During World War I she worked as a nurse, and later she started to teach immigrant children the English language. But her passion was flying. She learnt to fly in 1920. In 1928 she became the first woman to fly across the
Atlantic Ocean and in 1932 she flew across it solo. Then in 1937 she set out to fly around the world. But she disappeared when she was flying above New Guinea. Amelia and her plane were never found.

Here is a short video trailer of the film about her life:


  1. I'm going to speak about one of my idols: Queen Victoria.

    She was born in England on May 24 (like me), 1819.

    Her father died when she was only eight months and she became Queen after the death of William IV died, when she was eighteen years old.

    In 1840 she got married with her German cousin, Albert.

    During her reing he spreed the size of England, doubled it! And there weren't many wars when she waas leading.

    She died in January 22, 1901 and had the longest reing in history. Sadly, Victorian Era finished.

    Today, we can see Victoria remains. People considerate it as a style of decoration.

    Here you have examples:,385&um=1&itbs=1&iact=hc&vpx=588&vpy=123&dur=2136&hovh=208&hovw=160&tx=81&ty=112&oei=y_50TfC4IJGdOv7WvMAG&page=2&ndsp=10&ved=1t:429,r:3,s:10&biw=1024&bih=499

  2. My example is Marie Curie:
    Marie Curie was born as Maria Skladowska in Warsaw, Poland on November 7, 1867. At age 16, she won a gold medal for graduating from secondary school and then started working as a teacher to help support her family. When she was 18, she worked as a governess and financed her sister through medical school with the money she received.In 1891, Marie went to Paris and worked at a laboratory of the physicist Gabriel Lippman. There, in 1894, she met Pierre Curie, and they were married on July 25, 1895. In the summer of 1898, Marie and Piere discovered the element Polonium. A few months later, she and Pierre also discovered Radium. In 1903, Marie won the Nobel Prize in Physics jointly with her husband and another scientist. She became the first woman to receive a Nobel Prize in Physics.
    On April 19, 1906, Marie's husband, Pierre, died.She became the first female head of Laboratory at the Sorbonne University in Paris in 1906 and also received another Nobel Prize, this one in Chemistry, in 1911. On July 4, 1934, Marie died of leukemia, probably caused by her exposure to radiation during her experiments.Her image is on many stamps and coins worldwide, though especially in Poland, her birth country.

  3. I´m going to write about Ana Frank"
    Ana Frank was born in 1929 in Franfurt,Germany.During the Narzis invaded them Ana and her family hid in an attic above her father's office.But in 1942 the Narzis discovered them and took the to the concentration camp Bergen-Belson were, in 1945,Ana died.
    In 1955 was written a book about her life called "The Diary of Anne Frank"

  4. I'm going to talk abourt Mother Teresa.
    Mother Teresa, was born in 26 August 1910.She was a Catholic nun of Albanian.She's from Albanian. For over 45 years she ministered to the poor.She she was internationally famed as a humanitarian and advocate for the poor and helpless.She won the Nobel Peace Prize in 1979 and India's highest civilian honour.She died in September 5, 1997 with 87 years old.

  5. I´m going to tall about Rosalind Flanklin.
    Rosalind Elsie Flanklin born in 25 Juli 1920 in Kensington, Londres.
    She was a biochemical that compred the estructure of the DNA,virus,coaland the graphite.
    She died in 1985 by cancer of ovary by the explotion of the investigation

  6. I´m going to speak about Cleopatra.
    She was born in 69a.C and she died in 30 aC
    Cleopatra is one of the famous female rulers in history. Officially, she is known as Cleopatra VII—she was the seventh woman in her family to have the name.
    At first, Cleopatra shared the throne with her younger brother-husband, Ptolemy XIII.It was strange but they didn’t share power for long.
    Cleopatra, however, would not give up the throne without a fight. To help win back her throne, she made friends with Julius Caesar, the Roman ruler.Caesar helped Cleopatra regain power, which she again shared with another brother-husband, Ptolemy XIV.

  7. i write about Juana de Arco she was a normal child when she was only 13 years she "listen" a mision who said santa Catalina she went to the Delfin´s castle and later she left for fight and defend france to the inglish people she won a lot of battles but in one of the battles she lost and she was captured by a english soldier in the year 1431 she was burned in england today she is the holy one

  8. Queen Isabella:
    She was an important queen of Castile. She married Fedinand of Aragón and they founded Spain. They conquered a big part of America when Christopher Columbus discovered it. She was one of the most important queen of Spain

  9. Clara Campoamor.(1888-1972)
    Was a Spanish politician and feminist best known for her advocacy for women's rights and suffrage during the writing of the Spanish constitution of 1931. A child of a working class family, Campoamor began work as a seamstress at age 13, later working in a number of government positions before securing entry to law school at the University of Madrid.


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