March is approaching and that means Women’s History Month is nearly here. This is a fantastic time to shed some light on women’s history, which is often underrepresented in education and social studies. After all, women are so much more than just suffrage and Seneca Falls! We’ve put together a short list of our favorite spotlight resources around Women’s History Month to help you plan out some relevant lessons for your class!
Marked on the site as a calendar event, this page actually includes a few classroom activities like creating scrapbooks, as well as a few different websites that offer further information, profiles, quizzes, and timelines. The page also includes lesson plans for grades 3–5, 6–8, and 9–12.
This kids.gov lesson plan covers about 1–2 classes worth of activities, and is a good fit for anywhere between 6th and 12th grade, depending on the workload you want to give your students. One of our favorite activities from this lesson plan was to ask students which famous woman from U.S. history would be a good fit for the $10 bill.
This resource includes several different lesson plans and a few links (including one to ReadWriteThink, also featured on this list). But the big factor in this resource is how it tackles gender roles and how to discuss stereotypes in your class, including articles from Teaching Tolerance, as well as a reading list and additional collections.
One of Time Magazine’s minisites, this collection includes dozens of articles on Women in history, as well as printable activities and worksheets. There are also several discussions about TFK’s Person of the Year for 2014–2015, which have a tendency to spark conversations and facilitate debate in class.
Do you have any exciting or engaging activities in mind for Women’s History Month? Feel free to share in the comments!