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Activities to Celebrate Women's History Month

By Lily Iatridis  March 10, 2016

_EMAIL Women's History Month

March is Women's History Month. What are you doing to recognize inspiring women in history?

Keep on reading for project ideas and resources below!

Activities for Teens

Video interview and role play. Direct kids to read about important women in history from the websites given below, and pick one to portray in an interview. They should create a costume, and do their best to play their part after they research the person thoroughly. Someone else in the family can be the journalist who develops questions for their subject, and the kids can take turns between playing the journalist and the person being interviewed. To add challenge to the project, encourage kids to develop in depth analytical questions.

Otherwise, if you're working with a larger group of kids, create a panel of women historical figures and a group of several journalists interviewing them at once, as if you're in a press conference.

Be sure to videotape everything!

The National Women’s History Project makes an effort recognize a large number of relatively unknown but important women to honor in various fields every year. This year they’re honoring women in public service and government. Be sure to visit and learn more about these impressive women and their accomplishments at http://www.nwhp.org/womens-history-month/2016-theme/.

The U.S. government site http://womenshistorymonth.gov/ is a central location for a huge amount of online resources on Women’s History Month from assorted museums in Washington, D.C., including the Smithsonian, the National Archives, the U.S. Holocaust Museum, the Library of Congress and others. There's lots to explore here!

Easy to Prep Activities for Younger Kids

Education.com offers free printables and short biographies at a reading level appropriate for younger children. Their resources generally cover the same dozen or so women’s historical figures highlighted in many sources every year, including Susan B. Anthony, Pocahontas, Rosa Parks, and Marie Curie.

If these historic women are new to the kids, that’s wonderful! Otherwise, be sure to visit the two links given earlier in this email to give younger kids the chance to learn about a wide variety of important women in history.

For ease in taking notes from the sources above, use the organizers our free End Blank Page Terror ebook! 

 

 

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