Female Medal of Honor Recipient: Mary Edwards Walker


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For what military action did Mary Edwards Walker receive her Medal of Honor?

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1. Why did Mary Edwards Walker disagree with women's fashion of the 19th century?

2. How did Mary Edwards Walker contribute to the Civil War effort?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

In what ways did Mary Edwards Walker rebuke the role of women during her era? How did she achieve recognition during the Civil War? These are among the facts you will be quizzed on when you use this quiz/worksheet assessment tool.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

In this quiz/worksheet combo, you will answer questions focusing on:

  • Why Walker received the Medal of Honor and what controversy was connected to this medal later in Walker's life
  • What aspect of women's 19th century fashion Walker was against
  • Walker's role during the Civil War
  • An example or examples of Walker as an activist and women's role model

Skills Practiced

  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information regarding Mary Edwards Walker's military service and actions
  • Information recall - access the knowledge you've gained regarding Walker's activities that defined her as a women's civil rights activist
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer a question about an aspect of women's fashion that Walker disagreed with

Additional Learning

Want to find out more about this historical figure? You can use the lesson titled Female Medal of Honor Recipient: Mary Edwards Walker to get the following details:

  • A brief overview of Walker's college years and roles in the Civil War
  • Why she was awarded the Medal of Honor and what she did with it for the rest of her life
  • Causes Walker took up relating to women's fashion, voting and earning recognition for the part that women played in the Civil War