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Women's History Month

Woman scientist

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  1. Women got the right to vote in 1920. How many decades ago is that? The first state to grant women the right to vote was the Wyoming Territory in 1869. How long before all women got the right to vote?

  2. In 1917, Jeanette Rankin of Montana was the first woman elected to the United States House of Representatives. How long ago was that? Shirley Chisholm was the first black woman elected to the House in November 1968. Approximately how many weeks ago was that?

  3. African Americans were given citizenship in 1868 and voting rights in 1870 by the 14th and 15th Amendments. How many decades before women were included?

  4. Women who worked full time in 1997 earned $.74 for each $1 that men earned for the same job. Using the same ratio, if a man earned $500 a week, how much would a woman have earned?

  5. With more women in the labor force, there is a greater need for child care. In 1994, 29% of the 10.3 million children under the age of 5 were cared for at organized centers. How many children is that?

  6. Make a double bar graph using this data:

    % Degrees Earned by Women
    Bachelor's in 1970: 43; in 1995: 55
    Masters' in 1970: 40; in 1995: 55
    Doctorate in 1970: 14; in 1995: 39
    Medical Doctor in 1970: 8; in 1995: 39
    Lawyer in 1970: 5; in 1995: 43

  7. If these are the percents for women, what are the percents for men in each category?

  8. We wanted to buy a poster for Women's History Month. The poster was 22 inches by 28 inches. What is the perimeter? What is the area?

  9. Susan B. Anthony was one of the leaders in the women's suffrage movement. She was born in 1820 and died in 1905. How old was she when she died?

    Betty Friedan wrote The Feminine Mystique in 1963. She was born in 1921. How old was she when she wrote the book that unofficially started the women's movement?

  10. In 1998, there were an estimated 138.2 million women and 132.7 million men in the United States. Write these in scientific notation and in standard form.

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