Nüshu is a syllabic script created and used exclusively by women in the Jiangyong County in Hunan province of southern China. Since its discovery in Nüshu remains to be the only gender-specific writing system in the world.
Try my new webquest-Age of Discovery with lots of fun information and extension activities. From Feb. to March any purchaser of Age of Discovery during this period will be placed in a drawing for a free book(DK Ultimate Sticker book on Washington,DC)
Exploration and Discovery Explorers Readings and Dinner Party This wonderful interactive lesson plan on the Age of Discovery (or Age of Exploration) features 8 short readings on major figures of the period along with maps and pictures.
Unit Idea: Students research a famous European explorer and then become that person in a role-play activity. They will compete against each other to see who is chosen to be on the cover of TIME WARP magazine as the "Explorer of the Year.