Firemen? No...Firefighters!

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On September 11th, both men and women came to the rescue. Here, scholars learn about a woman firefighter who risked her life to help victims on the traumatic day. Pupils discuss how firefighters are often portrayed as men, and that woman are indeed an integral part of the profession. They then share—in picture form—their hopes and dreams for what they want to be when they grow up. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Invite a firefighter to speak to the class
  • Search additional images of firefighters—both men and women—to display around the room 
  • Create an imaginary play with dress-up costumes that include a firefighter along with other community helpers 
Classroom Considerations
  • Inform parents and guardians of the lesson's topic to prepare them if their child returns home with questions 
  • The lesson sends a strong message about equality in the workforce and the strength in women 
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