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Can you match the great women above to their achievements? There are two groups of five on two pages to match up.
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- She was a campaigner for women's suffrage in Britain in the early twentieth century. After years of activism she contributed to some women over 30 being able to vote in 1918. Two years after her death, in 1928, all women over 21 were allowed to vote
- A Polish scientist who won two Nobel prizes and discovered the radioactive elements polonium and radium, making a huge contribution to the treatment of cancer.
- As a black woman, she stood up to racial segregation in the southern US in 1955 by refusing to give up her seat on a bus to a white passenger. Her arrest accelerated the civil rights movement and eventual changes in discriminatory rules and laws.
- In 1932 she flew solo across the Atlantic Ocean. Something which had only been done once before
- A Jamaican nurse who travelled to the Crimea and set up a hospital to help wounded soldiers, although she was turned down as a nurse by the British medical service going to the war
And now the second group!
- A self-taught paleontologist at the beginning of the nineteenth century who was far ahead of the scientists of her time in making and interpreting discoveries
- A Mexican artist who was not afraid to express herself fully in her work, and to achieve the unique expressionistic style which makes her one of the great artists of the twentieth century
- The first woman to swim across the English Channel, and two hours faster than any of the men who had done it previously!
- She was a published author when young ladies weren't supposed to work for money and became one of the greatest literary names of all time
- She changed the way women dressed, thinking of fashion as something which has to be practical and comfortable in an active, modern lifestyle. Including dressing in black!