of Josie True is a web-based historical adventure game for girls
--generally geared for ages 9 - 11.The materials are based upon a 5th
grade school curriculum. We worked with girls at several school districts
as well as educators and families to create this site.
This site is 100%
produced as a not-for-profit site. There are no hidden advertisements,
no clubs to join, and no secret agendas.
We would like to form a not-for-profit organization soon in order to
continue to produce this material. If you are overcome with the urge
to donate funds towards a future Josie web adventure, please email!
Next, we'd like Josie to travel to Ancient Egypt to meet Pharaoh Hatshepsut,
one of the few women pharaohs who ever ruled.
could include travels to Ancient China to meet the Empress who invented
silk; a trip in American history to meet Madame CJ Walker, early African
American chemist; journeys to South America to meet women scientists;
possible excursions could also include travelling with Maria Sibyla
Merian, a German botanist who worked South America in the 1600s, Hildegarde
von Bingen, an abbess, doctor, composer, and mathematician in 12th century
Europe, Gargi, the natural philosopher from ancient India, and visits
with important contemporary innovators including Wilma Mankiller, the
first woman Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation in Oklahoma, and
scientist Valerie Mizrahi , the first South African scientist to win
one of five "Women in Science" prizes awarded annually by UNESCO.
If you have any
questions about our process or anything else, please feel to write to
I have recently
received several requests from parents about information for scholarships
and financial aid for girls going into college in computer science,
engineering, and math areas. Please check out my growing resources page
on this topic here.
~ mary <at> maryflanagan.com!
my personal website.