Women's History Month

March 8, 2021

Through guiding questions and inquiry, students collectively gain an understanding of a new monument, the artwork, the artist’s intentions, and some of the history influencing the work. The activity encourages students to honor the women who came before us and those who continue to take action...

March 7, 2021

Looking for engaging activities on amazing women and their movements? Here’s our collection!  

March 4, 2021

Students hear multiple voices about what feminism is, who is a feminist, and the evolution of feminism - and share their own thoughts and feelings about it.  

February 9, 2020

Ella Baker, who helped build many of the most important organizations of the civil rights movement, defied traditional gender roles. She deprioritized charismatic leadership from above and instead empowered people to take charge of their own struggles for freedom. 

March 12, 2019

Through a quiz and discussion, students consider quotes by women activists, from Helen Keller to Aretha Franklin. 

January 22, 2017

Students hear and discuss excerpts from President Trump's inaugural speech, and discuss the Women's March on Washington and its sister marches across the world.  

March 20, 2015

Through reading, discussion, and small group activities, students learn about three relatively unknown women in the civil rights movement: Diane Nash, Virginia Durr, and Claudette Colvin.    

March 7, 2015

In this brief activity, students explore a key phrase in the women's movement during the 1960s and 70s. 

February 15, 2015

This brief activity focuses on the African American girl who refused to give up her seat on the bus, months before Rosa Parks touched off the 1955 Montgomery Bus Boycott. Please also see the segment about Colvin in this Teachable Moment lesson.