Middle School
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Women's History Month

During the month of March, we celebrate Women's History Month. A time to reflect and celebrate the influence, achievements and discoveries women have made in our country. It is also a time to look to the future and assess what needs to be done to further gender equality. This collection focuses on women in STEM, inferencing activities, the problem with gender equality today and debate.
A Collection By Jenn Fowler
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Women's History Month
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Are you wanting to incorporate primary sources into your classroom study for Women's History month but aren't sure how to go about it? This blog is for you. In it the author shares how she used primary sources to enhance the learning experience of her students learning about the Women's Suffrage Movement. Primary sources make history come alive and increase student engagement. History and Social Studies are natural topics to include them in your teaching practice.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    Middle school students love a good debate.  This lesson plan from Read.Write.Think explores gender stereotypes and their effect on students. Complete lesson plan and resources included.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    The Women of Science video is a short video that champions women's discoveries and contributions in the field of STEM. Could be used as an introduction to kick off Women's History Month in your classroom.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This Time for Kids cartoon, "Election Day" is an excellent inferencing activity.   Students are tasked with analyzing and respond to questions, while considering what the illustrator's point of view is on the topic.  Images are powerful tools and I use photographs and cartoons often to get students to use their inferencing skills. Lots of opportunities for class discussion on how point of view is important when assessing historical events.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    This blog discusses the problem with having a separate Women's History month. When we have these celebrations, the author worries that we as a society forget that there is more work to do to achieve gender equality. An important point of view to consider and one that will allow you to have an open the discussion with your students of continued justice for women's equality.
  • Jenn Fowler says:
    With the surge of STEM education in the school system, Women's History month is the perfect time to showcase women in STEM. Girls need to seem themselves mirrored in the curriculum.  This activity takes you on a tour through history of some of the most influential women in STEM. Sure to inspire your students to dream big and achieve their future goals.