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Students explore women's history through films and filmaking. They explore various websites, conduct research on a famous woman, and in small groups write and produce a screenplay based on an autobiographical narrative.
Students examine the "Cult of Domesticity." In this women's history lesson plan, students visit the specified Web sites to engage in research related to the characteristics that were thought to represent true womanhood as well as information about the American Women's Rights Movement. Students discuss and compare the outlooks of several authors on women's right issues.
First graders explore women's history. In this Women's History Month instructional activity, 1st graders read My Great-Aunt Arizona by Gloria Houston. Students then interview significant women in their lives and share why those women are special to them.
Students study famous women during Women's History Month. They research a famous woman, write a biographical report about her, and create a computer graphic organizer (such as Inspiration) about her.
Young scholars explore equality by viewing military films in class. In this women's history lesson, students view the films "G.I. Jane" and "The General's Daughter" while discussing the obstacles the women in the film face. Young scholars create a multimedia presentation based on women's rights and equal opportunities.
In this Women's History worksheet, students write a informational book report by filling in the title, author, general information, and interesting facts. On the second page, students write a Women's History fictional book report by creating their own setting, main characters, and summary.
Celebrate Women's History month in March by teaching your young scholars about the struggles and achievements of women throughout Michigan's history, the changes that have taken place in women's roles, and the difference one person can make.
In this report planner worksheet, students write 3 things they would like to learn about women's history, They find resources, take notes, and write the short report on the provided lines.
Students recognize the difference between autobiography and biography and break into groups to read through two or three articles about Eleanor Roosevelt. They give a report back to the class answering several questions and talk about what conclusions that might be made about women in the time that the article was written.
Students research famous women in history. In this Women's History month lesson plan, students choose one historical woman to research and use biographies and websites to gather information. Students complete an included research outline and write a report to present to the class.
In this women's history vocabulary worksheet, students circle correct definitions for a total of 7 words related to women's history. Page contains link to additional activities.
Students research and analyze the role of women in our society and question the demands placed on women having to deal with issues concerning appearance, their persona's, costumes, dress as well as the choices they make in the environment to which they live. They examine the Purim story and the Bella Abzug story.
In this women's history worksheet, students complete a 14 word crossword puzzle, using clues given at the bottom of the page about women's history.
In this women's history word scramble worksheet, students unscramble a total of 15 words related to women's history. Page includes links to additional activities.
In this women's history writing worksheet, students have 25 minutes to write a story using given phrases related to women's history.
In this women's history puzzle worksheet, students complete a puzzle, using a set of 8 clues given at the bottom of the page.
Learners investigate the contributions of women who influenced human rights in US history. They examine the influence Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and Elizabeth Cady Stanton by participating in a jigsaw activity. They make a personal timeline, advertisements, create murals, and interview a woman whom they respect during Women's History Week.
Using places can help students identify with the history-making women associated with them.
Explore the contributions that women have made throughout American history. Here are 10 questions that take learners through time, stopping to recognize various accomplishments women have made along the way. The online worksheet includes answers and additional questions. 
Young scholars read and analyze Jessie Benton Fremont's travelogue of her trip out west in 1849 to identify the gender roles, social attitudes and class distinctions of the time. They then adapt the the travelogue into a film script.

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