Dr. David Childs, Ph.D.
Northern Kentucky University
It is March! Get excited for the launch of women’s history month. “International Women’s Day, March 8, is also a part of the celebration each year… For educators and students, the month provides a wonderful opportunity to explore and dig deeper into women’s contributions, struggles, and triumphs throughout history.” We thought we would start off right away and offer some curricular resources for women’s history month. Educators should check out the site Eutopia for an abundance of curriculum and unit planning ideas.
Edutopia is “dedicated to transforming K-12 education so that all students can acquire and effectively apply the knowledge, attitudes, and skills necessary to thrive in their studies, careers, and adult lives.” One of their most recent articles is a series of lesson plans devoted to teaching women’s history.
“A great place to start is the National Women’s History project, where students can explore this year’s theme, Nevertheless, She Persisted: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women. Teachers will find some great resources for incorporating women’s history into lessons this month and beyond, as well as for exploring gender roles and stereotypes with students.”
Here are some links to lesson plans for Women’s History month from Edutopia.
National Women’s History Museum
Other Teaching Resources for Women’s History
March is National Women’s History Month- Classroom Resources
What are Gender Stereotypes?
I believe this is an article that many people need to read. People ned too realize that women rights need to be more appreciated, and people need to realize the things that women actually do in the world that provide a lot of success to this nation.
I think this is a great concept to continue to educate our youth on women’s importance in our society. It is important to remind the youth on women’s history and how they contribute to our successes. Without educating, the younger generations will be oblivious of women’s position in history.
This article grabbed my attention because it was resources for teachers about Women’s history month. I felt as though Women”s History month was not something that was taught effectively when I was going through K-12. It was something that may have been slightly touched on but never recognized for longer than a class period, if that. I think it is important for it to be taught in classrooms as there are many amazing women who helped change history, and there would not be a month dedicated to women’s history if it was not significant enough to be taught in a classroom.