Fantastically Great Women Who Changed The World

Great Women Who Changed The World by Kate Pankhurst

Kate Pankhurst, descendent of pioneering suffragette Emmeline Pankhurst, has created this wildly wonderful and accessible book about women who really changed the world. Discover fascinating facts about some of the most amazing women who changed the world we live in.

Featuring figures including: Jane Austen, Gertrude Ederle, Coco Chanel, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, Mary Anning, Mary Seacole, Amelia Earhart, Agent Fifi, Sacagawa, Emmeline Pankhurst, Rosa Parks and Anne Frank.

Main Focus: Adjective - Jane Austen

In this activity, your class will be reading the extracts from the Jane Austen section of the book and identifying adjectives

We have created 4 resources within the activity to suit your class.

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Main Focus: Adding Adjectives - Jane Austen

You may wish to allow your KS1 / LKS2 class to add in the adjectives to complete the sentences from the Jane Austen section of the book.

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Main Focus: Coco Chanel - Non-Fiction Sources

If you’re interested at taking a closer look at one of the greatest fashion designers of our times, Coco Chanel, then download this resource to explore some key facts and information with your KS1/LKS2 class.

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Main Focus: Non-Chronological Report - Coco Chanel

This is a non-chronological report linked to the information in the section about Coco Chanel.

Your class will read through the report and identify:

  • Eye-catching Title and Logo.
  • Introductory Paragraph.
  • Picture and Caption.
  • Past tense language.
  • Subheadings.
  • Important information in BOLD (Dates).
  • Split into paragraphs with different subject matter.
  • Not always essential criteria, but I think a quote sets it off. This is my personal preference as it can engage, create discussion and tell you something about the person.

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Main Focus: Comprehension - Marie Curie

This is a comprehension linked to the entire Marie Curie section of the book.

We have aimed this resource to cater for KS1 and LKS2 classes and differentiated the questions accordingly. 

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Main Focus: Marie Curie - Science Experiment/ Instruction Writing

This is a great resource to get your class right into the discovery of Marie Curie.

Your class will create an experiment whereby they create glow in the dark slime linked to the radium in the jar that Marie Curie slept beside each night. 

This resource has been created for Y1 up to Year 4 classes.

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Main Focus: Alphabetical Order

This activity focuses on alphabetical order and is aimed at Year 1-Year 4.

We have differentiated the resource by amount of text and also the words chosen for this alphabetical order resource linked to Mary Anning.

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Main Focus: Mary Anning - True or False

This is a true or false activity linked to Mary Anning in the book Fantastically Great Women Who Changed the World.

Your class will read the statements and decide whether they are true or false using the information.

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Mary Anning: Additional Resources

Check out this super range of interactive resources linked to the life and discoveries of Mary Anning.

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Main Focus: Amelia Earhart - Proper Nouns

This resource focuses on proper nouns used in the Amelia Earhart section of the book.

A proper noun is a specific (i.e., not generic) name for a particular person, place, or thing. Proper nouns are always capitalised in English, no matter where they fall in a sentence.

Your class will identify the proper nouns by circling them. These include names, places, and oceans.

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Main Focus: Amelia Earhart - Commas

This resource focuses on Amelia Earhart and commas.

Your class must identify where the commas must go in order to accurately punctuate the sentences.

This is particularly useful if looking at a range of uses for commas within sentences.

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Main Focus: Non-Fiction

We have created this resource for Y1-Y4+ and it is linked primarily to the planes that Amelia flew through her years in aviation. It also acts as somewhat of a timeline of events with key dates included.

We have differentiated the content three ways so it is accessible in KS1 and KS2 classes.

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Life of Amelia Earhart

The life of Amelia Earhart, a courageous pilot who broke records in the air, is introduced to primary pupils in this short animated film.

This is another great resource exploring The Little Red Bus plane

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Main Focus: Eye Witness Account Recording

This audio recording is the account of Mrs Gallagher’s experience of meeting Amelia Earhart after Amelia Earhart landed in her field in 1932.

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Footage of Amelia in Northern Ireland

This is footage of Amelia Earhart landing in Northern Ireland in 1932. You can even see by people’s reactions and asking for autographs that this was a remarkable woman and achievement.

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Main Focus: Agent Fifi - Two, too and to

This activity focuses on the section linked to Agent Fifi or otherwise known by her real name Marie Christine Chilver.

Your class will read the passages and circle the correct homophone to complete each sentence.

This activity focuses on: two, too and to.

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Main Focus: Agent Fifi - Vocabulary Extension

We have taken some of the fantastic vocabulary used in the Agent Fifi section of the book and created this resource for both KS1 and KS2. 

Your class will place the words in the context of the subject matter and look at synonyms/meanings for the words chosen.

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Main Focus: Emmeline Pankhurst - Comprehension

This is a comprehension linked to Emmeline Pankhurst on her mission to get women the rights to vote from 1903-1928.

We have differentiated the resource to cater for Year 2-Year 4.

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Rosa Parks - Sequencing Events

In this activity, your class will sequence the events and actions taken by Rosa Parks in an important step towards making the lives of black and white people equal.

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Story of Rosa Parks - Video Clip

This resource explores the life of Rosa Parks, giving your class some background information about Rosa’s childhood and the observations she made at such a young age.

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