- Students research character traits of famous women
in history. These women can be related to required
curriculum or whatever the teacher desires. The student
needs to compare those traits to those of his/her
mother or a woman responsible for the student. Review
the character trait lists below and decide which traits
the student should look for. I recommend compiling
your own list or having the student decide which traits
are most favorable.
- Next, the student makes a card out of any paper
stock on hand. On the front, they place the names
of five famous women who share the most character
traits with their mother. They can locate women in
history at this site:
- On the inside cover, the students write the character
traits. It should be at least five, but the final
number can be left up to the student.
- On the facing page the student writes, "Happy
Mother's Day. You have the same great traits as these
famous women in history." They next add whatever
personal message they wish. On the back page of the
card, they write a brief one-paragraph summary of
what the women did with emphasis on the trait mentioned.
This card becomes a learning experience for parent
and student, and it makes history come alive. It also
requires very little expense or teacher time after initial
guidance and direction are given; however, the teacher
does need to check the finished cards.
Some character traits: