Analyze Women's Contributions Around the World with Adobe Spark Page

Students analyze and present about women's contributions around the world
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About This Strategy

In this 2-hour strategy, students conduct research on three notable women from selected fields (business, STEM, education, activism, literature, journalism & media, government, etc.) and create a web page on the women’s contributions and their impact.  Together, student Spark Page presentations (exhibits) create a virtual Women’s History Museum for the class. Students could work on this alone or in small groups. This strategy could be used in a unit on contributions of women and diverse communities, women’s history month, or a nonfiction unit. 

Because Adobe Spark Page enables  digital media skills, this strategy empowers students to demonstrate their understanding of women’s contributions in a meaningful way.  Students can work individually or in groups. This strategy can be adapted for use with other Adobe products, such as Adobe Acrobat.

Supporting Tools and Resources

  • Student Sample
  • Adobe Spark Page
  • Adobe Acrobat
  • Editable Resource Bundle
  • PDF Resource Bundle 

Outline for Teachers

120 minutes

Learn. 

Introduce women’s contributions around the world by showing students “Women Who Changed the World” from the Nobel Foundation. While watching the video, ask students to note five contributions made by notable women and debrief on student findings as a class. (15 minutes)

Evaluate. 

Students research three notable women from their assigned field, answer the 5W-How questions (Who, What, When, Where, Why, How) on each notable woman, and evaluate the impact of each of their contributions. (30 - 45 minutes)

Create. 

Students use Adobe Spark Page to create a web story on the three notable women. They use these steps to guide them. Students can examine an example here, and read/watch  a tutorial here. Prior to presenting their products in the virtual museum, students write a reflection on their creative choices and prepare to discuss them when sharing their presentations. (60 - 75 minutes)

Share. 

Students share and publish their Adobe Spark Page presentations. Students present their products in the virtual museum.

Steps for Students

You will conduct research on the contributions of three notable women from a selected field (e.g. business, STEM, education, activism, literature, journalism & media, government, etc.).  You will create an Adobe Spark Page presentation to share your learning.

Adobe Spark Page allows you to produce creative presentations that illustrate your understanding.

Steps:

1. View “Women Who Changed the World” from the Nobel  Foundation. Note five contributions made by women who are featured  in the video. Discuss your observations with a partner. (15 minutes)

2. From the list below, select one field in which you would like to research the contributions of women.

  • Activism
  • Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Government 
  • Journalism & Media
  • Literature
  • Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics (STEM)

Conduct research on three women who have made contributions to the field you chose.  Some resources for your research could be the National Women’s Hall of Fame, The National Women’s History Museum, and/or The Nobel Foundation.  

For each woman you research,  take notes to answer the 5W-How questions (Who, What, When, Where, Why, and How) about her contributions and how her contributions affected her field and/or the lives of others. (30 - 45 minutes)

3. Open Adobe Spark Page to create a presentation that reveals the contributions of the three women.  In the presentation, include the following:

  • The name of the each woman

  • The year(s) of her birth and death (if applicable)

  • Major contributions of the women in their fields

  • Descriptions of their contributions

  • Answers to  the 5 W-How questions (Who, What, Where, When, Why, How)

  • Your analysis of  how each woman's contributions affected her field or the lives of others.

  • An image or series of images and captions for each contribution.

You can view an example here, follow this guidance, and watch  a tutorial here. (60 - 75 minutes)

4. Write a reflection on the creative choices you made in your presentation. Prepare to discuss your reflection when you deliver your presentation.

5. Share your Adobe Spark Page presentation and reflection according to teacher directions. 

6. Engage in a virtual museum tour by presenting your work to your classmates. Be prepared to share:

  • The names of each woman.

  • Their contributions to their fields.

  • Your analysis of how each woman's contributions affected her field or the lives of others.

  • Your reflection on the creative choices you made.

Rubric for Successful Analysis

Consult the attached rubric to evaluate students' pages.