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Celebrate the Legacy of Women

Women's History Month highlights the contributions of women in history and contemporary society. Although the month may be coming to an end, highlighting women who have made a difference can continue all year long. To begin, read about four powerful and memorable women who impacted our world.  

Grades 8-12

Anne Frank Guide

Learn about the life of Anne Frank through this online guide (available in almost twenty different languages). There is also a timeline sharing important events related to Anne Frank and the war. Use the search option to make your research a breeze!

Grades 3-7

Sojourner Truth: Abolitionist and Human Rights Activist

Sojourner Truth fought against slavery and fought for women and equal rights. Introduce your students to this hero using the shared lesson that includes a video and two primary source documents - a photo of her and excerpts from her most famous speech.

Grades K-5

Reading Treks: Malala's Magic Pencil

Reading Treks create a virtual field trip of resources about a piece of literature or text using Google Maps. In this Trek, learn about international education activist, Malala Yousafzai. Read about her life in Pakistan and her journey of empowerment.

Grades 6-12

Mary McLeod Bethune

View an excerpt from an interview of Mary McLeod Bethune in this lesson guide. Students can explore Bethune's life and draw comparisons to their own life experiences. Essential questions, prompts, and extension activities are provided.

Collections to Share

Women's History Month is a topic relatable to all grades. The resources in this section offer curated collections and sites filled with information for a wide range of grade levels. 

Grades K-12

TeachersFirst's Women's History Month Resources

Discover this curated collection of reviewed resources selected to help teachers and students learn about Women's History and to plan related projects and classroom activities. Find primary sources, interviews, lesson plans, and more.

Grades K-12

National Women's History Museum

Delve into this rich collection of resources related to women's suffrage, women in World War II, women and education, women and the Progressive movement, women spies and other interesting topics. Photographs and a variety of lesson plans are included.

Grades 5-12

Teachers Righting History

This educational project highlights female figures from history to serve as role models for future leaders (both girls and boys.) Learn about these women and their contributions to American history. Each includes a short synopsis and image.

Women Making a Difference

Read all about women making a difference in medicine, space, and around the world. These selected resources introduce students to role models from the past and present. 

Grades 6-12

Changing the Face of Medicine

Share the achievements of female physicians, view lesson plans to show students how physicians do their work, share the list of recommended books, and try your hand at the interactives. Don't miss the included biographies of these women of medicine.

Grades 6-12

Women @ NASA

View this stunning collection of 30+ videos and essays from women who contribute to NASA's mission in many different ways. For featured women, a biography, story (with information about their education and more), plus videos and current work are included.

Grades 9-12

#ThisIs18 Around the World

Engage with this powerful interactive photo essay from the New York Times that shares images of everyday life for 18-year-old females from around the world. Empower all students as they learn the stories of 20+ girls from across 15 languages.

This Week at TeachersFirst

While our OK2Ask® virtual workshops take a break this week, our Spring schedule is OPEN for registration--save your seat now. Check out a recent blog post on powerful women in history. And, we kindly request your thoughts in our weekly poll.

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New OK2Ask Sessions for Spring 2020

Our Spring 2020 virtual worskhop sessions are open for registration. Discover tools and tips for creating effective lessons, developing engaging presentations, and more. Session topics include: Digital Storytelling, Visual Essays, Timelines, and others.

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Learning History Through the Stories of Powerful Women

This blog entry highlights the contributions of Madam C. J. Walker, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Harriet Beecher Stowe, and others. Sites devoted to famous, and not-so-famous women, along with detailed lesson ideas are shared.

Find new ways to share stories about powerful women with students »

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This week our poll asks: How do you recognize Women's History Month? Do you offer special activities in the month of March to celebrate women? Or maybe you include women in units throughout the year?

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