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Women who have Changed the World

Women's Equality Day is coming up on August 26th. Originally designed to commemorate the passage of women's suffrage in the United States, this day has evolved to include other areas where women are still not treated equally. Read all about women have been change-makers in the areas of civil rights, astronomy, politics, and more. 

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Grades 4-12

Maya Angelou - Unit

Students will discover the woman behind the famous name on this engaging site. The unit has three parts: “Tough Beginnings,” “Talent to Spare,” and “More Than Words: Inspiration.” The site also includes a timeline and many images.

Grades 6-12

Eleanor Roosevelt

Explore these rich resources related to Eleanor Roosevelt. This collection includes many primary sources, artifacts, biographical information, photos, and more. Click the buttons along the top to navigate to the area you want to explore.

Grades 9-12

Sally Ride Lesson Plan

Introduce students to the life, accomplishments, and contributions of Sally Ride, the first American woman to travel to space. Explore topics such as gender equality and diversity in STEM fields while inspiring students to pursue their interests in STEM.

Grades K-12

Judy Huemann - Life and Legacy of the Mother of the Disability Rights Movement

This site brings together several excellent web resources about Judy Huemann and the disability movement. Find podcasts with disabled changemakers and their supporters and explore resources that offer a plethora of information, lessons, videos, and books.

Grades 1-8

Women Advancing Equality - Patsy Mink

Find everything you need to learn about Patsy Mink, the first Asian-American woman to serve in Congress. Elected in 1964, she collaborated to craft Title IX, a law prohibiting gender-based discrimination in education and federally funded activities.

Grades 4-8

Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad

Follow along on a virtual journey of resources about Harriet Tubman's life. This Reading Trek uses Google My Maps to help students understand the life and times of Harriet Tubman and includes a teacher guide with many activities related to the book.

Grades 6-12

Annie Jump Cannon: Biographical Digital Resources

Learn about Annie Jump Cannon, an American astronomer whose work was crucial in developing our system of categorizing stars. This curated collection hosted by the Smithsonian Learning Institute consists of thirty-five resources and photos.

Grades 6-12

Mary McLeod Bethune

Using an excerpt from an interview with Mary McLeod Bethune, this lesson guides students through exploring Bethune's life and comparing it to their own life experiences. Try out the essential questions, prompts, and extension activities.

Grades 4-8

Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights

Spark your students' interest in how one brave individual changed history by not giving up her bus seat. Introduce your students to Rosa Parks using free printable lesson plans and worksheets, an interview, a biography, and other reading materials.

Grades 6-12

Amelia Earhart - The Official Website

View this informational website intended to honor the life and legend of Amelia Earhart. It contains a vast amount of information about her life and career and includes achievements, quotes, and photos.

This Week at TeachersFirst

Our summer series of virtual workshops has ended, but the learning can continue through our on-demand recordings! We also invite you to join us for our bimonthly Twitter chat this Thursday, and don't forget to check out the related blog post!    

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OK2Ask: On Demand

Our summer OK2Ask virtual workshop series has ended, but all our sessions are available on demand! Register and watch workshops like “Using AI for Teacher Productivity,” “Low Tech and No Tech STEM,” and more at your convenience.

Discover new tools and topics to infuse into your lessons »

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Twitter Chat: Amplifying AI for Teachers

Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. During this chat, we will discuss skills and competencies that AI can help maximize and explore strategies for amplifying teacher productivity with AI.

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Women’s Equality Day

Skim this blog post to learn more about Women’s Equality Day and to find ideas for commemorating it with your students. This blog post has something for all grades, from web resources to interactive activities!

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