Paired Texts > Jackie Kennedy Onassis: An Icon for the Ages
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This informational text discusses the life and legacy of Eleanor Roosevelt, who transformed the role of First Lady and was a tireless activist for civil and women's rights.Pair “Eleanor Roosevelt: Not Without Her Consent” with “Jackie Kennedy Onassis: An Icon for the Ages” to provide students with information about another former First Lady. Ask students to compare Eleanor Roosevelt’s time as First Lady with Jackie Kennedy Onassis’. What did the two First Ladies focus on during their time at the White House? How do students think both First Ladies changed the expectations for the First Ladies to follow?
In the informational text "Amelia Earhart," Barrett Smith discusses the life, accomplishments, and lasting legacy of the famous female pilot, Amelia Earhart.Pair “Amelia Earhart” with “Jackie Kennedy Onassis: An Icon for the Ages” to provide students with another text about an iconic woman in America. How does Jackie Kennedy Onassis’ legacy compare to Amelia Earhart’s? Why do students think these women continue to hold people’s interest today?