Discussion Questions Note to the teacher
: Before reading Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
, ask your students what they know about Hillary Clinton. Then, after finishing the book, hold a class discussion. What did your students learn about Hillary from reading the book?
Hillary's first career goal was to become an astronaut. Why do you think she initially chose this as a future career? How is being an astronaut similar to the careers she has held throughout her life? How is it different? What are your career goals right now?
Hillary always believed in herself and was motivated to succeed from a very young age. Why do you think Hillary kept working hard when there were so many people who told her that she couldn't do well? Who and what helped her in her quest for success?
In the Flying Facts section at the end of the book, we learn that Hillary was a good athlete growing up, but there were no sports teams for girls when she was young. How do you feel about this? Are you surprised?
Many other paths were closed to women when Hillary was young in the early 1960s. But much has changed since then. Looking back at the book, talk about the numerous obstacles Hillary faced as a woman. Then discuss how life is different for women today. Why do you think the world changed?
There are many inspirational messages and phrases throughout Hillary Rodham Clinton: Dreams Taking Flight
. Once you have finished reading the book,