Celebrating Women's History
Overview | Activities
History textbooks often fail to reflect the lives of women and their many achievements. In preparation for Women's History Month, this inquiry-based lesson presents students with opportunities to learn about and honor the accomplishments and influence of history's most notable women.
Level: ESL (Grades 6-12)
Subject Matter: Social Studies
Students will be able to:
- develop reading, writing, speaking and listening skills
- develop research skills
- demonstrate and develop their oral presentation skills
- build their knowledge of Women's History
Standards: New York State Education Department-Virtual Learning System
http://eservices.nysed.gov/vls/eslStandardSelection.do? title=ESL%20Standard%20Selection&standardAreaID=3&gradeBandID= 2300&contentID=3798&skillID=3798
Standard 1- English for information and understanding
Standard 4 - English for classroom and social interaction.
- Students learning English as a second language will use English to acquire, interpret, apply and transmit information for content area learning and personal use. They will develop and use skills and strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to collect data, facts, and ideas; discover relationships, concepts, and generalizations; and use knowledge generated from oral, written, and electronically produced texts.
- Students learning English as a second language will use English to interact with others in social and classroom situations. They will develop and use skills and strategies appropriate to their level of English proficiency to communicate effectively with regard to audience, purpose, and setting.
- National Women's Hall of Fame
This site offers accessible biographical sketches of notable American women and highlights their achievements.
- National Women's History Museum
This site profiles famous women and their historic contributions.
- National Women's History Project
This site includes information and resources about multicultural women's history. In addition, it offers ideas for celebrating Women's History Month and a test on Women's History.
Prep for Teachers:
- Review materials and Web sites.
- Identify project deadlines.
- Schedule computer lab time if appropriate.
- Make copies of handouts for students.