On May 10, Grade 4 students brought the lives of inspiring women to Hamlin, showcasing in-depth knowledge, accents, and costumes. Students selected a woman from history, did extensive research from multiple sources, and then embodied that person at a table with tea and treats.
The conversation was guided by a series of thoughtful questions addressing everything from education to important life events, and even embarrassing moments. Girls sat in groups of four at tables. Guidelines for the discussion included: Have fun, See what you have in common with the other inspiring women, stay on topic, stay in the personality of your inspiring woman, react to what each other is saying.
Women from various eras were represented including (among others): Abigail Adams, Oprah Winfrey, Sylvia Earle, and Michelle Kwan.
Next week these students will have the opportunity to formally present as their women for our Jan Micha Women In History Program.
The video below shares a slice of the tea and conversation: