So it’s the month of March and you’re feeling a little green . . . no, wait. Is that because March is usually associated with Saint Patrick’s Day? While I love a great holiday, I can’t help but think of March 8th and the whole week, that catapulted into a month-long journey of success, recognition, and achievement for women nationwide. As an upper elementary teacher, I absolutely find that it’s important to celebrate women and their accomplishments, as well as discussing the names of great women in our society. Especially because we get to reinforce different subjects, like science and reading, and how women have contributed, along with reading books about our favorite women who are role models. Check out some of my favorite resources that shed light on women heroes below and this women’s month celebration.
WOMEN IN SCIENCE NO PREP READING PASSAGES
As a Science teacher, one of my favorite things to do is pull real-life stories into our lessons and shed light on how other people in society have contributed to the work. Most especially, women. These passages are perfect for print and go, or assigning online. With biographies included, as well as vocabulary and assessment, students are able to learn about the history of famous women in science, like Katherine Johnson. With my students, I usually print each person, group students, up, have them work together, and then present on the scientist.
WOMENS HISTORY DIFFERENTIATED READING PASSAGES
Are you teaching about Women’s History or working on reading comprehension? These passages are differentiated between grades 4 – 7 and offer insight into how Women’s History Month came to be. There is also a list of suggested places to visit, a map of some prominent women figures in history, a writing prompt, vocabulary, and assessment included. This will lead to an incredible, MUST HAVE discussion with your students!
One of the most beneficial ways to have a meaningful discussion about Women’s History Month is through the use of questioning or prompting. These differentiated writing prompts give students the opportunity to truly think about many aspects of how women have had an impact on society, past, and present, as well as offer students the ability to consider how women have accomplished much, too.
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HOW ARE YOU PREPARING?
So with all of these thought-provoking resources suggested, how are you ready to teach about Women’s History Month? Feel free to let me know below.