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Ellen Johnson Sirleaf

Famous People

Int
Teens & Adults
Grades 6–12

In this lesson, students read about Ellen Johnson Sirleaf, the first woman president of an African nation. They practice some new vocabulary and discuss the importance of having women as world leaders.

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Focus

topic-based
academic
4-skills
biography
Africa
Liberia
politics

Vocabulary

slave
settle
descendant
rural
rebellion
criticize
sentenced
flee
treason
defeat
promote
prosperity
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