Thursday, March 3, 2011

March is Women's History Month

 Yes, March is the month of St. Patrick's Day and all things Irish-American, the first day of spring, and National Nutrition Month... but it's also Women's History Month! If you're like me, you probably already try to incorporate women's history into history. But because of the long-standing disservice done to women (and especially women of color) in history I like taking this opportunity to honor women from our past (and present) who have struggled against the odds to make a difference for my daughters.

I found a great site that provides many, many resources to help add a bit of women's history into March: check out The Teacher's Guide for links and ideas galore. Along the same lines, Teacher Planet's Women of Color page also provides links and lessons. And don't forget to check out the National Women's History Project - this website includes a section about the theme for 2011, which is Our History is Our Strength.  And for tweens and teens, the book Girls Think of Everything is fun and interesting (at least my tweens think so!).

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