Women in power
Students read the profiles of five women leaders from the past and present. They identify the people and then write a profile of another great woman.
What to do
2. Hand out the activity sheet and explain that they are going to read a profile of five women with great power from the present and past. Can they identify the people? Get students to compare their answers in the open class before checking answers with you.
3. Working in small groups, students look again at the profiles and decide who the greatest of the five women is. They should discuss this and note down the reasons for their choice. Then have them put the other four women in order of greatness. They then tell the rest of the class about their choice and why they made it. Is there a general consensus about who the greatest woman is? Finally, make a class list of the top five women. The first on each group's list gets five points, the second four points and so on.
4. Get students in pairs to prepare a brief profile of another great woman, but without mentioning her name. She could be a leader or someone who has been important in another field. Students read out their profile. Can the class guess who it is?