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Bringing Women’s History Month into the Classroom

Bringing Women’s History Month into the Classroom

Until relatively recently the scope of women’s history was undervalued and overlooked. Women’s history month is a perfect time to talk about the tenacity, courage, and creativity of women. This year's theme is "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” Here are a few ways you can bring Women’s History Month into the classroom.

  1. Scrapbook Assignment – Students can work in groups or singular in this assignment. Figure out how you want your scrapbook to be laid out. They can be themed, such as: women in sports, women in science, or women in politics. They can also be arranged chronologically or alphabetically. Have your students work on the pages and include data, a summary, and (of course) photos!
  2. Teaching a coding class? Have the students code a small animation for Women’s History Month.
  3. Women Scientists & Inventors Printable Book (Grades 4-8) The articles in this printable book highlight the achievements of 16 women in STEM fields. The challenging puzzles will test your students' comprehension of each article.  
  4. Make a ‘Who Am I’ Book! Here are the complete instructions.

Books for Women’s History Month

1.     The Pink Hat by Andrew Joyner (Grades K-2)

2.     Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos by Monica Brown (Grades K-2)

3.     Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed (Grades K-3)

4.     Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Grades 1-4)

5.     No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Kathleen Krull (Grades 2-6)

6.     Amina’s Voice by Hena Kahn (Grades 3-7)

7.     Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar (Grades 5-7)

8.     Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Grades 6 and up)

9.      Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson (Gr 7 and up)

10.  The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Grades 8 and up)

Websites:

  1. Women’s History Month
  2. American Library Association – Women’s History Month Resources
  3. National Women’s History Museum
  4. Digital classroom resources for Women’s History Month