Lessons on Women's History & Activism
Intersectionality: What Is It? How Can It Help Us?
Students learn about the term "intersectionality," and consider what role it played in the 2017 and 2018 Women's Marches.
Feminism in 2017
This activity uses tweets to have students consider some of the events that put feminism on the front burner in 2017 - from the women's march to the #MeToo movement.
#MeToo: It's About Power
Through tweets, readings, and small-group discussion, students grapple with the #MeToo movement, and how it relates to the power -or lack of power - of women.
Environments That Encourage Harassment ... and How to Change Them
In this activity, students consider, together and in small groups, what kind of environment allows sexual harassment and abuse to persist – and what we can do to challenge such an
Trump Inaugurated, Women & Allies March
Students hear and discuss excerpts from President Trump's inaugural speech, and discuss the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches across the world.
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.