Curriculum Themes

VISIONARY | Amelia Earhart

Amelia’s determination to make her dream a reality is a familiar story that one never tires of hearing. She was a visionary in every sense of the word. She saw herself flying planes, breaking records and using her voice to encourage girls to attempt to do the very things that men did – pushing them to achieve equality and to experience the greatness of life’s adventures.

DEVOTION | Anne Sullivan

Anne’s story is one of triumph and learning to reach beyond one’s limits to give to another in sheer devotion. She changed the trajectory of life for those in the blind and deaf communities. She spent her entire life thinking she was teaching one girl how to communicate with others when, really, she was teaching the world how to see people’s abilities instead of their disabilities.

SELFLESSNESS | Audrey Hepburn

Audrey’s story is one of elegance and grit. You don’t usually hear those words together but, when it comes to one as selfless as Audrey Hepburn, they perfectly describe a woman who overcame war and starvation, becoming an actress who used her fame as a means to feed the hungry in developing nations.

COURAGE | Harriet Tubman

Harriet’s life was a fight for freedom. She used courage to gain her freedom, then worked to set others free and joined the fight for women’s equality. This box is intended to inspire girls to be courageous with their lives, to take risks and to help one another.

TENACITY | Kate Warne

Kate Warne is a hidden gem in women’s history. She was a tenacious detective who broke into a male-dominated world and saved President-Elect Lincoln from an early assassination attempt. She defied odds and flew in the face of convention, changing the ways men thought about the abilities of women.

CURIOSITY | Marie Curie

Marie Curie’s story uncovers a desperate desire for discovery, powered by intelligence, patience through trial and error and steely determination. Marie used curiosity to fuel her world – to learn new things, to attempt advances in the fields of physics and chemistry. Marie’s curiosity led to the development of mobile x-ray stations to scan soldiers on the battlefields during WWI and, eventually, radiation therapy for cancer patients. Marie’s curiosity has saved lives.

CONFIDENCE | Rosie The Riveter

The story of Rosie the Riveter is a classic in American history. It is the tale of thousands of women uniting to help our nation during a time of need, overcoming doubt and stereotyping as they traded in their oven mitts for welding torches and rivet guns – and finding the confidence to build airplanes and help win a war.

WISDOM | Sacagawea

Sacagawea’s story is one of depth, illustrating how she used patience, grace and wisdom to safely lead a group of explorers more than 7,000 miles on a round-trip journey across our nation. The lesson featuring Sacagawea is intended to inspire girls to see out wisdom in all of their endeavors.

AUTHENTICITY | Sarah Grimke

Sarah’s story is one of true character. Through determination and self-trust, Sarah left the only life she knew to uncover her authentic self and fight for equality. She followed her heart, leading her to a life that was unexpected but completely her own.

PERSEVERANCE | Wilma Rudolph

Wilma Rudolph’s story is one of grit. Using perseverance, positive attitude and grace, she overcame an illness that nearly robbed her of her ability to walk – and she earned Olympic gold in spite of it. The box featuring Wilma Rudolph is intended to teach girls the value of perseverance and the beauty of triumph.