Months Of The Year

Every year, we celebrate Women’s History Month in March. We’ve put together this great collection of our favorite Women’s History Month activities lớn celebrate girls và women who have changed our world for the better. Don’t just bởi these in March, though. These resources are perfect for lessons throughout the school year!

1. Plant something lớn honor Kate Sessions


Celebrate Kate Sessions, the nhân vật of The Tree Lady: The True Story of How One Tree-Loving Woman Changed a city Forever, by decorating pots and planting flowers, herbs, or these adorable grass heads. This project can also be used to lớn discuss other eco-conscious women, lượt thích Rachel Carson or Wangari Maathai. Take it a step further by incorporating a science lesson and discussing what plants need to lớn grow và survive.

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2. Read great books about women


You can teach your students about the suffrage movement by reading this fictional story about a little girl and her mother’s fight for the right to lớn vote. Afterward, encourage your students khổng lồ write a couple of sentences about the theme of the book or research other women who were sent to jail because of their beliefs. Also check out the menu of great books for Women’s History Month.

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3. Make an astronaut helmet to celebrate Sally Ride


Celebrate Sally Ride, the first woman in space, by crafting this astronaut helmet from recyclable materials. Have students add their own chất lượng touches khổng lồ the final product and encourage them to lớn think about what they might find on a mission to lớn outer space.

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4. Send your students on a virtual scavenger hunt

This virtual scavenger hunt is a great way khổng lồ engage your students. As they complete this online Q&A, which has questions for every day in the month of March, your students will learn the history, accomplishments, and contributions of 20 famous women in history. After they complete the scavenger hunt, ask each student to mô tả something new or interesting they learned from the activity.

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5. Perform a skit about women in baseball


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This short, seven-character skit about the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League is a great way to get your students on their feet and into the cleats of these groundbreaking—and home-run-hitting—women.

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6. Discuss women in science

To diagnose brain conditions or injuries, doctors rely on EEG devices which are equipped with suction cup-like discs to attach to the scalp. Unfortunately, they don’t attach well lớn coarse, thick, or curly hair, which can be a problem for đen patients. Engineering graduate Arnelle Etienne designed a solution. Check out these other women scientists to inspire your students.

Source: SuperScience

7. Watch the Makers documentaries


The Makers website offers hundreds of short PBS documentaries about powerful & intelligent modern women in science, business, politics, art, and other fields who are changing the world for the better.

8. Learn about famous women poets

April is National Poetry Month. Get a jump start by challenging your students to learn about famous women poets. Assign each of your students a specific poem, have them write out the poem, and list facts about the woman who wrote it. Then, put the pieces on display! We love this poetry tree created by a 2nd-grade classroom. You can easily borrow this idea!

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9. Make a mint-tin book report


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There are so many great books out there on important women in history. Have students choose a book to read & make a mini-tin book report on it, usingthisfree template. Since there’s only room for the highlights, really challenge your students khổng lồ include the most interesting facts.

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10. Stage a wax museum in your classroom


This is such a fun, engaging project. It really encourages your students khổng lồ imagine themselves as the famous historical person that they’re studying. Encourage your students to lớn really get to lớn know và celebrate some of the great women in our history.

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11. Make an accordion book of great moments


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This is a great way lớn document different times in history. Assign students a specific era or split up an era among the class. You can focus on a narrow timeframe of just a few years or whole decades.Then have students create a book like this one!

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12. Create a quote board


Have your students find famous quotes or phrases from women in history and then create a bulletin board to display them. Make it a quiz và reveal the answers with a lift-the-flap answer key. Or you can match the quote in fun or visual ways.

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13. Play Guess Who? with famous women


With this quick & easy tutorial, revamp a classic Guess Who? trò chơi with images of famous women. Have your students guess the identity of their opponent’s famous figure by asking questions about the time period in which she lived, her influence, and her legacy.

Source: A Crafty Teacher

14. Try a Women’s History word search


Ideal for Grades 2-4, give your students a copy of this word search puzzleand ask thought-provoking questions. Do the words have anything in common? Have you noticed a theme? What words could be added? How are these words connected to lớn women và voting rights?

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15. Blast off with Mae!


Read Mae Jemison’s journey khổng lồ becoming an astronaut. The teacher resources for first grade and second grade include a background-knowledge building video, vocabulary slideshow, and online game.

Source: Scholastic

16. Explore women’s history on BrainPOP

BrainPOP offers a number of không tính tiền movies, texts, games, and lessons on famous women in history. Assign each student (or pairs of students) a historical figure. Ask them to vì research on the woman they were assigned & then give a presentation khổng lồ the class. You might make this even more interesting by asking your students to sort the women into groups based on what these figures have in common (e.g., careers, lived during the same era, etc.).

17. Believe in magic


ReadMalala’s Magical Pencil with your class và spark a discussion about what it means khổng lồ speak up for something you believe in. This resource includes great questions to lớn promote critical thinking và a meaningful conversation.

Source: National Education Association

18. Explore the deep sea … and outer space!


Kathy Sullivan is a truly remarkable woman. She made history for becoming both an astronaut and a deep-sea diver! Learn more about the inspiring story of this explorer with resources, including text feature skill sheets, vocabulary, a NASA video, & a quiz designed for middle and high school students.

Source: Scholastic

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