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'Women who changed the world' teaching resource

Discussion in 'PSHE' started by BFP, Sep 23, 2018.

  1. BFP

    BFP New commenter

    Good morning,

    I've recently created a book of 40 crosswords puzzles to help children learn more about some of the women who changed the world in science, technology, the arts… from the UK to USA to New Zealand to Kenya to the People’s Republic of China…

    It's a PDF document and is available for download from TES' resources section, by clicking this link...

    Authors 1
    Authors 2
    Film and theatre 1
    Film and theatre 2
    Leaders in sport
    Musicians and singers
    Political leaders 1
    Political leaders 2
    Science and technology
    Women in government
    Agatha Christie,
    Amelia Earhart,
    Angela Merkel
    Benazir Bhutto
    Carla del Ponte
    Catherine the Great
    Christine Lagarde
    Coco Chanel
    Eleanor Roosevelt
    Elizabeth I
    Elizabeth II
    Ellen Johnson-Sirleaf
    Emmeline Pankhurst
    Florence Nightingale
    Golda Meir
    Helen Clark
    Helen Keller
    Hillary Clinton
    Indira Gandhi
    Joan of Arc
    Junko Tabei
    Margaret Thatcher
    Marie Curie
    Mother Teresa
    Oprah Winfrey
    Queen Victoria
    Rosalind Franklin
    Wangari Muta Maathai
    Wu Yi
    Solutions included.

    I believe that "cognitive effort = learning". The more cognitive effort we give to a task, the 'better' we learn it. Whether it’s repeating a song’s lyrics, the spelling of a word, or the steps to solving mathematical tasks, the more cognitive effort the stronger (and the more permanent) the learning. Practising, rehearsing, repeating, reviewing, redoing: the more cognitive effort, the better the learning. Crosswords generate cognitive effort. Reading, thinking, problem-solving, collaboration, (and even handwriting skills) will all improve using these crosswords. But even better, the students will learn about some of the women who changed their world.

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