Welcome to Clip from Spiral logo

Interactive video lesson plan for: 5 Famous Working Moms | What the Stuff?!

Activity overview:

Join Cristen as she dishes out some information on five very important mothers of history!

10 Famous Mothers: http://people.howstuffworks.com/10-famous-mothers.htm

Subscribe http://bit.ly/1AWgeM7
Twitter https://twitter.com/HowStuffWorks
Facebook https://www.facebook.com/HowStuffWorks
Google+ https://plus.google.com/+howstuffworks
Website http://www.howstuffworks.com
Watch More https://www.youtube.com/HowStuffWorks

Music Attribution: "Alive" by Jahzzar

• Anna Jarvis organized the first Mother’s Day celebration on May 10, 1908 in Grafton West Virginia. It was to encourage families to honor their mothers at simple home gatherings. She later protested Mother’s Day events and floral and candy sales. She thought it detracted from the gratitude to mothers and grandmothers.
• Cristen’s Author Note: Mother’s are usually described in terms of their children and parenting. “I also wanted to call out women who managed incredible things (like Nobel prizes) while also raising kids.”
• So here are 5 Famous Mothers that made the cut for going above and beyond.
• Body
• Mary Wollstonecraft
• In 1787 she published “Thoughts on the Education of Daughters: with Reflections on Female Conduct in the more important Duties of Life.”
• It outline her theories on raising women as reasonable thinkers, rather than just wives and future mothers.
• Then in 1792 she published “Vindication of the Rights of Women.”
• It was pretty radical for her to call for gender equality when women enjoyed little autonomy and few legal rights.
• She died in 1797, without a chance to educate her own daughters. However, daughter Mary did go on to write the literary classic “Frankenstein.”
• Marie Curie
• Earned the 1903 Nobel prize for Physics with her husband Pierre for isolating the radioactive isotopes polonium and radium.
• Earned the 1911 Nobel Prize in Chemistry when her daughter Ève was only 7 years old.
• Her husband was killed by a horse-drawn wagon in 1906. She then devoted even more time to researching radioactivity than raising her children.
• However, Ève wrote a best-selling biography of her mother in 1943.
• And Irène carried on the tradition of studying radioactivity, sharing a Nobel Prize in Physics with her husband in 1935.
• Both Marie and Irène died from leukemia, which some suspect as a result of their laboratory work.
• Florence Owens Thompson
• Became the “face of the Great Depression” in 1936 when Dorthea Lange snapped a famous photograph of Thompson looking worried.
• Thompson was a pea picker at a U.S. government Resettlement Administration camp to assist migrant farm workers in Nipomo, California.
• Her family lived off of frozen vegetables from the surrounding fields and birds that her children killed.
• The iconic photo was republished numerous times, titled “Migrant Mother,” as an illustration of severe poverty. After its publication, the government delivered 22,000 pounds of food to the encampment.
• It wasn’t until 1975 that Thompson identified herself as the woman in the photo. Her family had survived the Great Depression with no trace of their starvation.
• Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn
• Earned a bachelor’s degree in political science and history in 1899. And a masters in chemistry and physics in 1900! (One year?!?!) Both from Bryn Mawr college. This was an uncommon achievement at the time.
• Became a suffragette, picketing for women’s right to vote.
• Also championed access to birth control. Helped lobby the U.S. government to loosen restrictions on birth control clinics and sex education by working with the National Committee on Federal legislation for Birth Control in the 1930s. She was unfazed by accusations of moral depravity hurled at her by critics.
• Raised 6 children with her husband and educated them about women’s rights and sexual health. One of them was movie star Katharine Hepburn, who also worked alongside Planned Parenthood as an adult.
• Coretta Scott King
• After her husband Martin Luther King Jr.’s death in 1968, she became the single mother of four children. She also continued to bear King’s torch for nationwide racial equality.
• She continued a life of travel and public speaking engagements while still maintaining a home life for her children.
• She lobbied U.S. Congress to establish a federal holiday commemorating her husband’s life and work. President Reagan signed it into existence in 1983.
• In Atlanta she founded the King Center to promote non-violent social change.

Tagged under: famous mothers,moms,famous,important,mothers,mothers day,Mary Wollstonecraft,Marie Curie,Florence Owens Thompson,Katharine Martha Houghton Hepburn,Katharine Hepburn,Coretta Scott King,mother,history,women,feminism,feminist,restaurants,flowers,celebration,anna jarvis,rights women,womens rights,mary shelley,frankenstein,radioactive,nobel prize,chemistry,physics,radium,birth control,sex education,martin luther king,racial,equality,civil rights,momma

Find more lesson plans like this:

15th-Century Italian Art: Greek, Roman & Classical Influences

Clip makes it super easy to turn any public video into a formative assessment activity in your classroom.

Add multiple choice quizzes, questions and browse hundreds of approved, video lesson ideas for Clip

Make YouTube one of your teaching aids - Works perfectly with lesson micro-teaching plans

Play this activity

1. Students enter a simple code

2. You play the video

3. The students comment

4. You review and reflect

* Whiteboard required for teacher-paced activities

Share on:

Share 5 Famous Working Moms | What the Stuff?! on Google+ Share 5 Famous Working Moms | What the Stuff?! on Twitter Share 5 Famous Working Moms | What the Stuff?! on Facebook Pin 5 Famous Working Moms | What the Stuff?! Email 5 Famous Working Moms | What the Stuff?!

Ready to see what else Spiral logo can do?

With four apps, each designed around existing classroom activities, Spiral gives you the power to do formative assessment with anything you teach.


Carry out a quickfire formative assessment to see what the whole class is thinking


Create interactive presentations to spark creativity in class

Team Up

Student teams can create and share collaborative presentations from linked devices


Turn any public video into a live chat with questions and quizzes

1000s of teachers use Spiral to deliver awesome, engaging activities that capture students' understanding during lessons.

Now it's your turn Sign up

Spiral Reviews by Teachers and Digital Learning Coaches

Review of Spiral by teacher: Kathryn Laster @kklaster

Tried out the canvas response option on @SpiralEducation & it's so awesome! Add text or drawings AND annotate an image! #R10tech

Review of Spiral by teacher: Room 220 Math Stars @3rdgradeBCE

Using @SpiralEducation in class for math review. Student approved! Thumbs up! Thanks.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Miss Ord @ordmiss

Absolutely amazing collaboration from year 10 today. 100% engagement and constant smiles from all #lovetsla #spiral

Review of Spiral by teacher: Adam J. Stryker @strykerstennis

Students show better Interpersonal Writing skills than Speaking via @SpiralEducation Great #data #langchat folks!

Review of Spiral by teacher: Dr Ayla Göl @iladylayla

A good tool for supporting active #learning.

Review of Spiral by teacher: Brett Erenberg @BrettErenberg

The Team Up app is unlike anything I have ever seen. You left NOTHING out! So impressed!

Get the Clip Chrome Extension & Create Video Lessons in Seconds

Add Clip to Chrome