Mary McLeod Bethune

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Discipline:
Social Studies
Subject:
African-American History
Grade:
3

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Mary McLeod Bethune

SS3H2 The student will discuss the lives of America who expanded people's rights and freedoms in a democracy. a. Mary McLeod Bethune (education) * Bethune is mentioned within this Georgia Performance Standard due to her being an extraordinary educator, civil rights leader, and government official who founded the National Council of Negro Women and Bethune-Cookman College.

Accomplishments

July 10, 1875, - BirthMay 18, 1955 - Death

Mrs. Bethune's background as a teacher inspired her to open the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School for Negro Girls in Daytona Beach, Florida. On October 3, 1904, the Daytona Educational and Industrial Training School opened. The school became the co-educational Bethune-Cookman College in 1929 after merging with Cookman Institute and was fully accredited in 1943.In addition to being an educator and an organizer, Mrs. Bethune was also a political activist. She was the first African American woman to be involved in the White House, assisting four different presidents. In addition to being an educator and an organizer, Mrs. Bethune was also a political activist. She was the first African American woman to be involved in the White House, assisting four different presidents.In 1974, Mrs. Bethune became the first Black leader and the first woman to have a monument, the Bethune Memorial Statue, erected on public park land in Washington DC in honor of her remarkable contributions. She also became the only Black woman to be honored with a memorial site in the nation's capital in 1994 when National Park Service acquired the Council House.

Lasting Impact

Founded the National Council of Negro Women and Bethune-Cookman College.

Resources

Lesson Plans- http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Teaching-Mary-McLeod-Bethune-MegaPack-420873- http://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/3rd-Grade-Georgia-Social-Studies-Mary-McLeod-Bethune-BiographyHistorical-Figures-483325Children's Books - http://www.amazon.com/Mary-McLeod-Bethune-Crowell-Biographies/dp/0064461688- http://www.thriftbooks.com/w/mary-mcleod-bethune-a-great-american-educator-people-of-distinction_patricia-c-mckissack_fredrick-l-mckissack/1434228/?isbn=0766016803'mkwid=IzB93WE9|dc'pcrid=56384734992'gclid=CIKssf21hMICFcxQ7AodVjgA6AWeb-links- http://ncnw.org/about/bethune.htm - Retrieved November 15, 2014- https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/biography/biographies/mary-mcleod-bethune/ - Retrieved November 15, 2014

Mary McLeod Bethune

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