The 2023 theme for Women’s History Month is “Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories”, and we’ve collected all the impactful DE resources that highlight stories from extraordinary women in history and feature modern women making a difference in our world. Keep reading to find Ready-To-Use activities, videos, and Virtual Field Trips available in Discovery Education Experience you can use in your lessons to honor Women’s History Month!
“I teach with the ‘see it, be it mentality.’ I believe we need to show students, particularly girls, that their ideas are valid, and they already have the power to make their dreams come true. With curated resources from Discovery Education and their partners, I can empower my students today to become the leaders of tomorrow.”
– Cecilia Wilburn-Davis,
5th grade teacher, 2022 Teacher of the Year
Oakbrook Elementary School (SC)
Walk Through Women’s History
Start your celebration with the curated collection in our Women in History Channel! Reflect on the remarkable journey and impact of women throughout history and learn contemporary stories of women changing the world. This channel showcases stories of pioneering women throughout history who fought for equality regardless of gender, and explores impact women have had politically, in STEM, in the arts, in sports, and more.
Take a deeper look at significant figures in women’s movements with DE’s new Women’s History Teacher Choice Boards! These flexible collections of activities for grades 3-5 and grades 6-8 are easily modified to fit your students’ needs and interests. Choose from multiple activities and a variety of content that can be used as student assignments or as an all-in-one instructional presentation.
Then check out our Womanica Channel to investigate incredible stories of groundbreaking women whose legacies have stood the test of time. This powerful podcast series provides bite-sized audio biographies of women you may or may not know, but whose impacts have changed the world. Gain inspiration and spark student curiosity by listening to the contributions, trials, and triumphs of phenomenal women from a variety of backgrounds including scientists, activists, teachers, comedians, and more.
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Meet Modern Career Women
Pop into present day to learn about modern world-changing women and their careers. Look into the lives of women working as professional athletes or in STEM with DE’s variety of career-focused activities and lessons.
Jump into action with the NBA and WNBA Game Changers: Celebrating Women’s History video, which showcases game-changing women who are passionate about creating a more equitable playing field for all. Former WNBA player Crystal Langhorne and Seattle Storm Co-owner Ginny Gilder share about their sports careers and encourage students to continue using their voices to create positive change.
Step into the world of cybersecurity with Girls4Tech, Mastercard’s signature STEM program supported by Discovery Education. Hear from women working in cybersecurity to keep us all safe online and explore their exciting and innovative careers. Geared towards giving girls in middle and high school access to STEM resources and career exploration tools, this program dives deeply into the topics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.
Consider more career options with the STEM Careers Coalition, the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate and non-profit leaders and anchored in schools by DE. This program offers educators an array of career profiles featuring diverse women in various industries and job roles. Discover how leaders at places like Procter & Gamble, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, The Caterpillar Foundation, American Petroleum Institute, and more use STEM every day to create innovative solutions to the world’s challenges. These career profiles are accompanied by lesson resources that engage students in the world of STEM by helping them focus on their career goals with simple strategies, roadmaps, and other easy-to-use digital tools.