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Free Resources: CNN Student News Women's History Month Classroom Resources

Posted Mar 3, 2006
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CNN Student News celebrates Women's History Month throughout the month of March by offering both on-air and online profiles of historical and modern women. Educators will also have access to additional learning activities as well as a backgrounder on the origins of Women's History Month. Twice a week, the daily show for middle and high schools will highlight strong women at the top of their game in the corporate world, sports and government.

The on-air profiles (also streamed online for the Web) will include the following:

* Madeline Albright, first female U.S. secretary of state
* Andrea Jung, CEO of Avon
* Sandra Day O'Connor, first female justice on the U.S. Supreme Court
* Pat Head Summitt of the University of Tennessee, NCAA's winningest basketball coach
* Meg Whitman, CEO of eBay

The online profiles, available at, will include the following:

* Marie Curie, discoverer of radium and first female Nobel Prize winner
* Danica Patrick, recent female Indianapolis 500 driver
* Sally Ride, first American woman in space
* Margaret Thatcher, first female British prime minister
* Babe Didrikson Zaharias, pioneering female athlete

CNN Student News, CNN's cost-and-commercial-free educational program for middle and high schools is part of Turner Learning and uses the resources of the CNN Worldwide to create news and information content specifically for the classroom. More information and schedules are available at

Source: CNN Student News,

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