The Story of Sally Ride

The Story of Sally Ride

Resource type: Lesson

Level: Third Level, Fourth Level, adaptable to Senior Phase

Subject: History and Modern Studies

Curriculum Area: Social Studies

Tags: lesbian; sexual orientation; gender inequality; news media; STEM; global; USA


This lesson plan will support you to teach about gender discrimination and inequality, using the life story of Dr. Sally Ride, the first American woman to go into space. This lesson encourages learners to think critically about inequality, discrimination, and stereotypes in the modern day. This resource explores themes of prejudice and discrimination, homophobia and sexism.

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