This blog examines how many students indicate gender when describing a scientist, and may not typically think of women as scientists. Activities include investigating the impact made by women scientists.
Lesson plan that examines primary source documents involved with the women's suffrage movement. Students work to identify various methods used to persuade people to change their beliefs about suffrage for women and create their own similar documents.
Students are sometimes left surprised by the end of this lesson that explores how women's roles changed in the 1940s. With WWII bringing thousands of married women into the workforce, and students are encouraged to consider the experience and bigger implications that came along with the transition.