The Life and Legacy of Sandra Day O’Connor
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: New November 2022! Author Evan Thomas talks about the first woman on the US Supreme Court, Sandra Day O’Connor. He covers her early life, work life, political life, and impact on society.

Type of Video: Interview*
Unique Video ID: Biography-21**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • The author talks about Sandra Day O’Connor changing laws in Arizona that discriminated against women. Have your students research 1960s and 70s laws that specifically discriminated against women, then check laws in their states to see when those were rewritten or overridden and write a report on their findings.


*Interviews feature extended conversation exploring fascinating topics with fascinating people in the area of study.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.