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Celebrating Women’s History Month
4th - 8th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewExamine the lives of four women—Blanche Stuart Scott, Madeleine L'Engle, Margaret Evans Price, and Sybil Ludington—in a 23-page activity packet. Each profile comes with a set of vocabulary and reading comprehension questions. Further...
Women with Character Who Inspire Lesson Plan
6th - 12th CCSS: Designed
New ReviewAngelique Kidjo and Kerry Kennedy are the focal points of a lesson designed to shed light on inspirational women during Women's History Month. Scholars discuss and examine the lives of two women then showcase a woman in their lives who...
The Historic Women’s Suffrage March on Washington
5 mins 6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
New ReviewMarch 3, 1913, thousands of women marched on Washington D.C. to demand the right to vote. Learn about the organizers and leaders of the protest with a short video that details how the protest reignited the fight for voting rights and...
International Women's Day | All About the Holidays
2 mins K - 5th
New ReviewWomen today enjoy many rights, privileges, and opportunities not afforded to generations past—but there is still work to be done. Learn about International Women's Day with a short video that details the historical path toward equality...
Dancer, Lover, Spy - Mata Hari
7 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Femme fatale? German spy? French spy? Mata Hari's origin story and her espionage during World War I are clouded by the legends surrounding her. With more recently declassified documents, historians have a better understanding of her role...
Edith Cavell - Not A Martyr But A Nurse
8 mins 9th - Higher Ed CCSS: Adaptable
Was British nurse Edith Cavell a spy? Just doing her job? A martyr and saint? Perhaps all of the above? Edith Cavell was executed by a hastily arranged firing squad for helping wounded British soldiers in German-occupied Belgium during...
Women's History Month: Grades 3–5
3rd - 5th CCSS: Adaptable
This March, honor and celebrate Women's History Month with a collection of lessons, videos, and ideas. From women in aviation to women in the Civil War to women in politics, this collection is sure to cover all the bases in women's history.
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Orator, Author, and Activist
3rd - 7th CCSS: Designed
Have you ever felt like your opinion doesn't count? Scholars research and analyze the impact Elizabeth Cady Stanton had on women's rights. Primary and secondary sources as well as video clips give individuals a clear picture of Stanton's...
Women's History: Parading Through History
6th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Want to teach your pupils about debate, effective speech techniques, propaganda, and the women's movement? The first in a sequential series of three, scholars analyze real propaganda images from the the historic women's movement, view a...
Universal Declaration of Human Rights
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
What rights are guaranteed to students? Do they align with the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, which was approved by the United Nations in 1948? Middle and high schoolers present persuasive arguments about the rights they believe...
Women's History Month: Grades Pre-K-2
Pre-K - 2nd CCSS: Adaptable
This Women's History Month explore women who have made a positive difference in the world around us. Within a unit designed to meet the needs of scholars in preschool to second grade, you'll find lesson plans and worksheets that examine famous women including suffragettes, women of the Civil Rights Movement, and famous women scientists. Also included is a lesson on diversity in the workforce and a template for writing a biography.
Women's History Month: Grades 6-8
6th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
Throughout history, women have made positive and world-changing contributions to society, government, and the arts—but the work isn't finished yet. Middle schoolers learn about the historic achievements of notable women with a collection of resources that focus on Harriet Tubman, Sandra Day O’Connor, Eleanor Roosevelt, Maya Angelou, Frida Kahlo, Marie Curie, and many more.
An Intro to Wollstonecraft's A Vindication of the Rights of Women
3 mins 9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Women in modern society are as close to equal rights as they have ever been, thanks to the efforts of early feminists like Mary Wollstonecraft. Her 1792 work, A Vindication of the Rights of Women, advocated for the equal education of...
This Isn't Right: Women Reform Leaders
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
The 20th century saw many new possibilities open up to women in America, thanks to many well-known female historical figures — and some women who are not as famous but who are equally accomplished. Learn about the women who contributed...
This Isn't Right: A History of Women in Industry
7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Women were in the workplace long before Rosie the Riveter pushed up her sleeve. Learn about the working options available to women during the Industrial Revolution, the Progressive Era, and the Great Depression with a instructional...
Equal Rights? The Women's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly
9th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
Great Minds: Henrietta Leavitt and the Human Computers
4 mins 9th - 12th
For most people, it would seem impossible to make breakthroughs in astronomy when you aren't allowed to use a telescope, but Henrietta Leavitt did just that. She discovered a formula for determining the distance to stars that are...
Making Evidence-Based Claims: Woman's Rights
8th CCSS: Designed
American women have been working toward equal rights since the ink dried on the Declaration of Independence. Focused on the words and actions of Sojourner Truth, Shirley Chisholm, and Venus Williams, a language arts lesson takes eighth...
Abigail Adams: Persuading Her Husband
9th - 11th CCSS: Designed
After reading a brief excerpt from a letter written by Abigail Adams to her husband and future president of the United States, John Adams, your young historians will practice their reading comprehension skills and identify what Abigail...
Eleanor Roosevelt- Mini Biography
4 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
"I think every First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt is measured against Eleanor Roosevelt." With this brief mini-bio, discover how the longest-serving First Lady of the United States expanded the role by developing her own constituency,...
Amelia Earhart- Mini Biography
3 mins 8th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Introduce your young historians to Amelia Earhart with a short and engaging video, which depicts the first female aviator's solo flight across the Atlantic, as well as her tragic disappearance during an attempt to circumnavigate the...
From Ordinary to Extraordinary: Everyday Heroes from the 1800s
5th - 8th CCSS: Adaptable
From Clara Barton and Harriet Beecher Stowe to Ulysses S. Grant and George Washington Carver, this research project will allow learners to gain an in-depth and comprehensive understanding of everyday heroes of the nineteenth century in...
The Contributions of Female Explorers
4 mins 7th - 12th CCSS: Adaptable
Think of a few of the great explorers in world history. Are you thinking of any women? Chances are, probably not, and this will most likely be the case for many of your class members. But in many ways, female explorers may exemplify...
Zoom-In: Famous Women in US History- Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony and Rosa Parks
Third graders consider famous women in history. In this notable women lesson, students watch a slide show about Pocahontas, Betsy Ross, Helen Keller, Susan B. Anthony, and Rosa Parks. Students will complete a worksheet and discuss how...
From Article to Acrostic: Note-Taking and Poem-Making
5th - 6th
Students use note taking strategies to extract relevant information from an article or a book about a famous woman. They summarize that information and use it to create an acrostic poem about the person. Next, they use that information...