With heartfelt gratitude, Wreaths Across America pays tribute to the women of our history and honors those who continue to blaze trails into the future.
Women’s History Month is the perfect time to visit the Wreaths Across America TEACH curriculum for students in grades K-12.
Amelia Earhart, the first woman to fly solo across the Atlantic, was also a nurse’s aide in Canada during World War I. “Lady Lindy,” as she was named, opened the skies to women worldwide.
Dr. Mary Edwards Walker shaped history during the Civil War. She was ridiculed most of her life for not conforming to the woman’s wardrobe standards of the day, preferring men’s clothing for comfort instead. Dr. Walker remains the only female Medal of Honor recipient.
Susan B. Anthony, a champion for women’s rights, led the way for women’s right to vote.
History lessons abound with intriguing stories of service and success by women who were soldiers or healers, spies or confidants, rulers or attendants. You can learn about these extraordinary women and so much more in the Wreaths Across America TEACH curriculum produced by lifelong educator Cindy Tatum.
Tatum retired in 2020 after 26 years as a government and economics high school teacher in Tennessee. An American Gold Star Mother, Cindy is passionate about developing lesson plans that build character, develop respect, and provide a blueprint for community service.
The lesson plans adhere to the National Council on Social Studies and state Common Core standards. The lesson plan downloads are free of charge and developed in partnership with other like-minded organizations, such as the American Rosie Movement. Rosie the Riveters, as they have come to be known, who were ordinary women who stepped up to serve in and under extraordinary circumstances to help their nation.
Learn more at https://learn.wreathsacrossamerica.org/teach.