Online Activity: Women’s History Scavenger Hunt

Celebrating Women’s History, one search at a time

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Send your students on an online scavenger hunt to learn about notable women in history to help celebrate Women’s History Month this March. The websites included in the search are filled with facts that will get your students reading for information and practicing their online search skills.

Here’s how it works:

  • Send your students to this link to get started.
  • Explain to your class that they will find the answer to each question at the link provided but they will need to read carefully and in some cases click on a subsequent link. Students can enter their answers in the spaces provide, or print out and hand write the answers.
  • You can also download the Scavenger Hunt Printable and distribute it to your students. Students can work individually or in pairs.

Women’s history answer key: 

  1. Cynisca or Kyneska of Sparta was the owner of the chariot that won the four-horse chariot race in 396 BC. Other than as horse and chariot owners, women were not allowed to participate in the ancient Olympics.
  2. Mount Nevado Huascarán in Peru, Mount Shasta in the US, and Mount Popocatepetl in Mexico, to name a few.
  3. She was an early supporter of the Equal Rights Amendment.
  4. Scat singing
  5. Women’s suffrage, or right to vote, was confirmed in 1920—41 years after it was first proposed.
  6. Sally ride worked the robotic arm that put satellites into space.
  7. Radium and Polonium
  8. Maya Lin designed the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D. C. Her design was chosen over 1441 other entries, and some sources say she even beat one of her college professors’ designs.
  9. Working to Form a More Perfect Union: Honoring Women in Public Service and Government”
  10. Victoria Woodhull

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