February 26, 2023
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Prepare for Women's History Month
March is Women's History Month, a time to celebrate memorable women from the past who have paved the way for women today. This week we share resources you can use in your lessons to recognize women and their many contributions to our history and present.
Harriet Tubman: Conductor on the Underground Railroad
Follow along on this Reading Trek (a virtual journey of resources and maps) about Harriet Tubman's life. Author Ann Petry portrays Harriet Tubman’s life as if the reader is right there beside her—hearing, seeing, and even smelling her environment.
Votes for Women - The 19th Amendment
Explore these resources and topics that integrate technology and research related to the 19th Amendment. View an introduction, extensive background information, activities, suggested books, web resources, and correlation to various standards.
Women's History Resources
Read, learn, and teach about women role models in various careers. Begin by clicking the Learn More button to find featured jobs sorted by topic, including science, medicine, and others. Features are added weekly, so check back often.
Discover the story of Amelia Earhart's life and accomplishments through a short video about Earhart's early life and her introduction to the aviation field and an article about her flight and disappearance.
Annie Jump Cannon: Biographical Digital Resources
Read all about Annie Jump Cannon, an American astronomer whose work was crucial in developing our system for categorizing stars. The collection is comprised of 35 resources, including photographs, videos, articles, and more.
Mary McLeod Bethune
This lesson plan includes a list of essential questions that challenges students to use critical reading skills to build knowledge and make connections. This lesson also includes additional extension activities and prompts.
Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and Human Rights Activist
Come to know Sojourner Truth, her fight against slavery, and her support for women and equal rights using this lesson that includes a video and two primary source documents—a photo and an excerpt from her famous speech.
Jewish Women's Archive
The Jewish Women's Archive exists to tell the stories of Jewish women, with an emphasis on North America. Search by name or by collections with titles like “Women of Valor,” “Power Couples,” “Western Pioneers," and more.
Global Fund for Women
Learn about women's issues worldwide and discover how the Global Fund's grantmaking and fundraising efforts are helping make a difference. The recent campaigns include Artist Change Maker, International Day of the Girl, and Girls Lead in Tech.
Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less
View an interactive timeline, a media map that plots primary sources on a U.S. map for a visual representation of the geography of the movement, and several lesson plans (including videos) that feature primary sources to broaden understanding.
This Week at TeachersFirst
We invite you to join us this Tuesday (2/28) for our next OK2Ask® virtual workshop and this Thursday (3/2) for our next bimonthly Twitter chat. View the related blog post, and don't forget to give your input in our weekly poll.
Tuesday, 2/28, 7 PM ET
OK2Ask: My Time Learning
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Twitter Chat: The Power of "Yet"
Come and tweet with us using the hashtags #OK2Ask and #TeachersFirst. During this chat, participants will define a growth mindset, discuss its effect on academic achievement, and discuss the role of technology in developing it.
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Celebrate Women’s History Month!
Primary sources are a fascinating way to bring women's history to the forefront of your classroom. This blog post shares pictures, journals, advertisements, and audio recordings you can use to bring history to life for your students.
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This week our poll asks, “How do you recognize Women's History Month?" Submit your reply and view the responses of other educators.
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