March is Women’s History Month, coinciding with International Women’s Day on March 8. It’s a time to acknowledge the achievements of outstanding ladies from across the globe all through historical past. This roundup of Girls’s Historical past Month actions celebrates artists, scientists, leaders, and extra ladies who made their mark. They’ll open the door for deeper discussions on the challenges ladies have confronted (and proceed to face) and the spectacular accomplishments they’ve made nonetheless.
1. Learn nice books about nice ladies
Make story time, guide research, or impartial studying time all about robust ladies with this roundup of unbelievable books. They’ll educate children in regards to the inspiring lives of girls from around the globe.
Be taught extra: 32 Inspiring Books for Women’s History Month
2. Watch the Makers documentaries
These documentaries share the tales of highly effective and clever fashionable ladies in science, enterprise, politics, artwork, and different fields who’re altering the world for the higher.
Be taught extra: Makers Channel on YouTube
3. Share new info each day
Begin your class day with these fascinating info about ladies, and use them as a jumping-off level for discussions or extra Girls’s Historical past Month actions.
Be taught extra: 25 Women’s History Month Facts for Kids
4. Stage a classroom wax museum
That is such a enjoyable, partaking challenge. It actually encourages your college students to think about themselves because the well-known historic person who they’re finding out. Women will love being impressed by the wonderful ladies who led the best way!
Be taught extra: Two Sharp Pencils
5. Publish a Girls’s Historical past Month bulletin board
Show a bulletin board to assist your college students mirror on ladies’s achievements. Even higher? Have your college students create and put up their very own bulletin board!
Be taught extra: 10 Amazing Bulletin Boards That Celebrate All Things Her-story
6. Make an accordion guide of nice moments
It is a neat method to doc ladies’s accomplishments all through historical past. College students can work in teams to finish particular eras, or each can create their very own accordion guide on the ladies who encourage them most.
Be taught extra: Imagination Soup
7. Draw inspiration from feminine illustrators
Within the 80+ years for the reason that Caldecott Medal’s inception, solely a couple of quarter of the excellent illustrators it celebrates have been ladies. Take a while to share robust feminine illustrators together with your college students. Then, have them select one girl whose type they actually like and attempt to create their very own illustrations in the identical vein.
Be taught extra: 21 Female Illustrators You Need To Include in Your Classroom Library
8. Use BrainPOP’s Girls’s Historical past unit
BrainPOP gives an enormous assortment of free motion pictures, texts, video games, and classes on well-known ladies in historical past. You possibly can base an entire historical past unit on it, or ask every scholar to decide on a lady from the listing and full the actions included. It is a actually cool method to personalize the educational expertise.
Be taught extra: BrainPOP Women’s History Unit
9. Take heed to an inspiring podcast
Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls is one in every of our private favourite podcasts, however this listing has all kinds of intriguing podcasts about ladies. After listening to some, problem college students to create a podcast of their very own a couple of girl who evokes them.
Be taught extra: Best Podcasts for Women’s History Month
10. Examine feminine poets and poetry
Have college students select a poem by a feminine poet, then dig deep. Discover the context round why the poet wrote on that individual subject, and the way it was acquired by critics and most people on the time. Encourage creativity by asking college students to put in writing their very own poems on the identical subject or in an analogous type.
Be taught extra: Edutopia
11. Strive a Girls’s Historical past phrase search
Give college students this fast phrase search (it’s good as a bell-ringer exercise). After they end, brainstorm an enormous listing of extra phrases that could possibly be added to a puzzle like this one.
Be taught extra: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
12. Play video games that function ladies
Add these video games to your classroom library, and children can be taught whereas they play. Every one celebrates robust and provoking ladies, previous and current.
13. Uncover ladies scientists by means of books and actions
These 16 various ladies made a huge effect on the world of science. Discover each with guide recommendations and Girls’s Historical past Month actions to assist children see the world by means of their unbelievable eyes.
Be taught extra: 16 Wonderful Women Scientists To Inspire Your Students
14. Collaborate on a famous-faces poster
This challenge not solely celebrates ladies, it additionally exhibits the ability of working collectively! If you’re achieved, you’ll have a powerful piece to show at school hallways.
Be taught extra: Art With Jenny K.
15. Craft Perler bead ladies
How cute are these? You may get free patterns for every on the hyperlink, however children may set their imaginations free and design their very own. That is one in every of our favourite Girls’s Historical past Month craft actions!
Be taught extra: Perler
16. Full a analysis pennant challenge
It is a enjoyable spin on the normal analysis challenge. Youngsters select a lady to concentrate on and create a pennant to characterize her life and achievements.
Be taught extra: Study All Knight: Women’s History Biography Project
17. Make a paper quilt
Be taught in regards to the enslaved quilting ladies of Gee’s Bend, who made scraps of cloth into heat, colourful quilts for his or her households. Then, collect up some building paper scraps to create college students’ personal designs.
Be taught extra: Sew This Is Life
18. Go to a neighborhood web site honoring ladies
Take a subject journey to a web site in your space that celebrates ladies in historical past. The Nationwide Park Service has a pleasant listing to encourage you (together with the Girls’s Rights Nationwide Historic Park in Seneca Falls, New York).
Be taught extra: National Historical Sites Honoring Women
19. Take a digital subject journey
For proper now, the Nationwide Girls’s Historical past Museum solely exists on-line. However they’ve an intensive assortment of digital displays to discover, on matters starting from ladies in STEM to ladies within the Olympics.
Be taught extra: National Women’s History Museum
20. Put your stamp on historical past
First, take a look at Fact Monster’s list of Women Who Left Their “Stamps” on History, and check out all the ladies who’ve been featured on U.S. postage stamps. Then, have children select a lady who hasn’t been featured but and create their very own stamp in her likeness.
Be taught extra: Leaving Their Stamps on History
21. Sketch a Google Doodle
Begin by having a look at Google’s large archive of their every day Doodles. Have college students select one they’ve by no means seen, and be taught extra in regards to the girl it illustrates. Then, have children draw a Google Doodle of their very own, together with the accompanying data they’d present to elucidate extra.
Be taught extra: Google Doodles Archives
22. Reply to ladies’s historical past writing prompts
These 12 writing prompts are thought-provoking, and you should use them with college students from higher elementary during highschool.
Be taught extra: Writing Prompts at Woo Jr.
23. Look by means of a DIY telescope
Find out about pioneering female astronomers like Maria Mitchell, Caroline Herschel, and Annie Soar Cannon. Then, construct your individual DIY refractor telescope utilizing cheap provides, and see what you may spot within the sky!
Be taught extra: Storm the Castle
24. Write with a magic pencil
Learn Malala’s Magic Pencil together with your class, then make your individual magic pencil craft. Encourage children to dream about what they might draw or write in the event that they knew the issues they drew may come true.
Be taught extra: MaiStory Book
25. Upcycle an astronaut helmet
Have a good time Sally Journey—the primary American girl in area—and different feminine astronauts by crafting this astronaut helmet from recyclable supplies. It’s good for imagining your self hovering by means of area sooner or later!
Be taught extra: Astronaut Helmet at Woo! Jr.
26. Be taught coding with the ladies of Hidden Figures
The ladies of the hit guide and film Hidden Figures made it doable for males to fly to the moon. What higher method to find out about them than to play this enjoyable coding recreation?
Be taught extra: Carly & Adam
27. Plant a tree
Comply with within the footsteps of Kate Periods and Wangari Maathai, two ladies who knew the significance of planting bushes. Be taught the best method to plant a tree, together with selecting one that may develop nicely in your space. Maintain a ceremony to dedicate the tree to Periods, Maathai, or a neighborhood girl who deserves the consideration.
Be taught extra: How To Plant a Tree
28. Put collectively a Frida Kahlo–impressed self-portrait
This beautiful artwork challenge works in blended media, and children will probably be shocked by the wonderful outcomes. Find out about Kahlo and her distinctive life whilst you work.
Be taught extra: Self-Portrait at Woo Jr.
29. Assemble flowers within the type of Yayoi Kusama
Yayoi Kusama’s type actually appeals to children, so that they’ll get a kick out of constructing paper flowers impressed by her works. Dot stickers make the entire challenge even simpler!
Be taught extra: Lotta Magazine
30. Discover the deep sea and outer area
Kathy Sullivan is a very outstanding girl. She made historical past for changing into each an astronaut and a deep-sea diver! Be taught extra in regards to the inspiring story of this explorer with assets, together with textual content function ability sheets, vocabulary, a NASA video, and a quiz designed for center and highschool college students.