Directions: Click on the
links to go to a site with the question's
answer. Although the answer is often on the page you are linked to,
1. Elizabeth Jane Cochran was a journalism pioneer. What was the name she used as a reporter?
What group of people did her reporting help?
2. The Daughters of the American Revolution denied her
a place to sing in Washington D. C..
Why did the DAR treat her this way?
Name one song she sang at that event. What was the importance of her choice?
3. In honor of the 25th anniversary of Earth Day, Environmental Protection Secretary, James M. Seif, announced the naming of the Department of Environmental Protection - Department of Conservation of Natural Resources Harrisburg headquarters as the Rachel Carson State Office Building on April 19, 1995.
Use your online research skills to explain why she was selected for the honor.
4. Many call her the Mother of Modern Dance. Who was she?
How did she influence dance?
5. Louisa May Alcott wrote several famous books including Little Women. What events in her life contributed to her becoming a writer?
6. Sarah Josepha Hale gave this advice:
How was she well qualified to give this advice?
What nursery rhyme did she write?
Masters is often named as the first woman inventor in the American
colonies. She lived in Philadelphia.
Cassett's Impressionist style paintings are pleasing to many people.
9. She is the first woman to head the state Department of Environmental Protection. Who is she?
10. How does Terri Watson contribute to her community?
11. Kimberly A. Voelz is a hero. Why?
12. The Academy of Natural Sciences owes Virginia Orr Maes a debt of gratitude. Explain?
Have you collected these animals?
13. Marilyn Horne is known for her ........
14. Where should you go to view Violet Oakley's murals? Use your online skills to find the answer.
15. Mary Morris Husband was a Civil War nurse. What is she remembered for having?
16. For what is Mary Roberts Rinehart best known?
17. How did C. DeLores Tucker work to shape a better Pennsylvania?
18. Find it: Name the women who sit on the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Wentworth Ruschenberger commissioned a symbol to promote her cause.
21. In 1947, Ruth Patrick founded a branch of science. Her discoveries lead to the Patrick Principle.
22. Marciarose Shestack was a pioneer in ...
What were two of her accomplishments?
23. Barbara Weisberger played an important role in the growth in performing arts in Pennsylvania.
24. The 19th
Amendment to the US Constitution was proposed June 4, 1919.
What does the 19th Amendment assure?
Extra: Use your online research skills to uncover
5 more extraordinary woman of Pennsylvania.
Posted 1/5/2006 by Cynthia J. O'Hora This work is released to the public domain
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