Teach Women's History Month!

 

Our Women's History Month Lessons
 

Considering Women’s Leadership
Students learn about Women's History Month and International Women's Day, consider people who have had an impact on them and what makes a leader, and learn about some women who have made a difference in the world.


Nobel Laureate Wangari Maathai: Shaking the Tree
Students think about women they admire, learn about African leader Maathai, and discuss the Peter Gabriel song Shaking the Tree.
 

Francis Perkins: Our First Woman Cabinet Member was Amazing
In this brief activity, students learn about the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire and about Perkins, who would not agree to become FDR's secretary of labor until he met nine bold demands. 
 

3 Civil Rights Activists Who Changed History
Through reading, discussion, and small group activities, students learn about three relatively unknown women in the civil rights movement: Diane Nash, Virginia Durr, and Claudette Colvin
 

The Personal Is Political
This brief activity marks Women's History Month by exploring a key phrase in the women's movement during the 1960s and 70s
 

Malala: Standing Up for Girls
Students learn about Pakistan and about Malala's campaign for the education of girls, which made her the target of a Taliban assassination attempt in October 2012. The lesson has students read and discuss Malala's blog from her earlier days in Pakistan.