Stories of Excellence
This group of Advisory Lessons follows the unique stories of individuals who have made significant contributions to society.
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Womxn In Power
Janet Yellen - Meet the first woman to hold the position of US Secretary of the Treasury.
Vice President Kamala Harris - Introduces students to the first female Vice President in the United States.
Ruth Bader Ginsburg - Introduces students to the late Supreme Court Justice, Ruth Bader Ginsburg who tirelessly fought for women's rights throughout her career.
Stacey Abrams - Introduces students to the voters' rights activist who fought voter suppression in Georgia and around the country, ultimately influencing the 2020 elections.
Little Miss Flint - Introduces students to Amariyanna Copeny who is credited with bringing awareness to the Flint Water Crisis.
Dan Ponder Jr. - Introduces students to the legislator from Georgia who is responsible for helping to pass legislation for harsher penalties for hate crimes in the state.
Cicely Tyson - Introduces students to the illustrious actress and activist who refused to succumb to the stereotypes Hollywood tried to place on Black women.
Cesar Chavez - Introduces students to the man who helped organize farm workers to fight for their rights.
Fred Hampton - Introduces students to the Civil Rights Activists they rarely learn about in history class.
Rob Bonta - Introduces students to the first Filipino American to Serve in the CA Legislature
Demi Lovato - Learn about the young activist and champion for mental health awareness and LGBTQ+ rights.
Mauree Turner - Introduces the first publicly non-binary U.S. state lawmaker and the first Muslim member of the Oklahoma Legislature.
Stella Keating - Meet the young transgender student who was invited to speak at President Biden's address to Congress
Elliot Page - Introduces students to the world famous actor who came out as transgender in 2020.
Harvey Milk - Introduces students to LGBT activists and politicians.
Sylvia Rivera - Introduces students to Transgender Rights Activist
Marsha P Johnson - Introduces students to Transgender Rights Activists.
Jeanne Manford - Introduces students to LGBT Rights activists and the founder of PFLAG.
Pauli Murray - Introduces students to LGBT and Civil Rights activists who broke many barriers and are often overlooked in history.
Caster Semenya - Introduces students to the Olympic athlete who changed history in her battle to eliminate gender policing in the Olympics.
Layshia Clarendon - Introduces students to WNBA star who came out as transgender in 2020 and received praise and support from their contemporaries.
Carson Pickett - Learn about the first athlete with a limb difference to play for the United States Women's National Soccer Team!
Mellody Hobson - Meet the first Black woman to be chairperson of an S&P 500 company.
Dana Canedy - Dana Canedy is the first African American to head a major U.S. publishing company.
Kathy Sullivan - Meet the first woman to complete a space walk and reach the deepest part of the ocean!
Sarah Fuller - Introduces students to the first woman to play football in the Southeastern Conference.
Kim Ng - Introduces Kim Ng, a person of Chinese descent, who is the first woman executive in Major League Baseball.
Amanda Gorman - Introduces students to the African American poet from Los Angeles who recited a poem at the Inauguration of President Joe Biden.
Guion Bluford - Introduces students to the first Black astronaut.
Charlotte Nebres - Introduces students to the first Black lead in the Nutcracker Ballet.
Garrett Morgan - Introduces students to Black American inventor.
Zaila Avant-Garde - Introduces students to the first Black American to win the Scripps National Spelling Bee.
Margaret Chase Smith - Introduces students to the first ever woman to run for President on a major political party ticket.
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