Women's History Month
Reflections on a Black Lives Matter at School symposium
Looking for engaging activities on amazing women and their movements? Here’s our collection!
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.
Through a quiz and discussion, students consider quotes by women activists, from Helen Keller to Aretha Franklin.
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.
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.
In this brief activity, students explore a key phrase in the women's movement during the 1960s and 70s.
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.
Students learn about Women's History Month and International Women's Day, consider people who have had an impact on them and what makes a leader, and learn about some women who have made a difference in the world.
Students think about women they admire, learn about African leader Maathai, and discuss the Peter Gabriel song Shaking the Tree.