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March 17th, 2014

Women’s History Month Resources

March is Women’s History Month, where we highlight and celebrate the accomplishments of women who have changed the world. Mark the month in your classroom with this list of resources that will engage your students with stories of extraordinary and noteworthy women.

Quiz: How well do you know notable women? | NewsHour Quiz

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Take this NewsHour quiz to see how well you and your students know these notable women of history and today. Then, check out more profiles of other outstanding women to get prepped for Women’s History Month.

Women Who Inspire | Interactive Student Project

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Who inspires you? In honor of Women’s History Month in March, we want to know about the woman in history you look up to most and why. Send a photo of yourself, a close-up photo of your hands holding a picture (or drawing) and a short blurb about why you chose that woman to newshourextra [at] gmail.com and we may post it here.

#Shedocs | Online Film Festival from ITVS


Throughout the month of March, Women and Girls Lead and Eileen Fisher, Inc. celebrate Women’s History Month by launching #SheDocs, an online film festival showcasing 12 documentaries that highlight extraordinary women and their accomplishments. This month-long festival presents a collection of films by prominent independent filmmakers that focus on women and girls who are transforming their lives, their communities, and the world. There is no other online film festival that brings documentary film about women and girls to U.S. online audiences for free March 1 – 31, 2014!

“Well-behaved women seldom make history” | Lesson Plan

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Use this lesson plan to introduce students to the concept of gender stereotypes and women who have broken them. Students will be guided to research a woman they choose and will write a creative narrative about her life.

“Half the Sky” | ITVS Documentary and Resources


A Women and Girls Lead curriculum collection inspired by the PBS documentary series Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide based on the best-selling book by Nicholas Kristof and Sheryl WuDunn.  Students will learn deeper context for issues affecting women and girls worldwide, make connections to issues in their own communities, and gain skills to get involved locally and globally. Click here to download the educator guide.

Wonder Women | Documentary

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WONDER WOMEN! THE UNTOLD STORY OF AMERICAN SUPERHEROINES traces the fascinating birth, evolution and legacy of Wonder Woman and introduces audiences to a dynamic group of fictional and real-life superheroines fighting for positive role models for girls, both on screen and off.

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