Women's History Month
- 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?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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
- 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?
- 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
- If these are the percents for women, what are the
percents for men in each category?
- 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?
- 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?
- 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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