This educational and fun activity will teach your students about African-American female athletes who broke the barrier of gender and race and excelled in sports. Many know Simone Biles, Sha’Carri Richardson, and the Williams sisters but are less familiar with the athletes who blazed the trail for them, and this worksheet lists several of them.
The word search puzzle focuses on related words, enriches vocabulary, and practices spelling capabilities.
As educators, it is our responsibility to present a comprehensive history to future generations and emphasize that the world, as it is today, is a product of the works and achievements of both men and women.
Although more than before, the official curriculum still lacks space for women’s history, stories about pioneering women, and their influence on society. Therefore, it is essential to add content about women proactively, give girls role models and examples to identify with, and let boys learn that women are equal, valuable, and have contributed to history like men.
Education is one of the significant ways to inspire and create a more equal society for us and future generations.