August 25, 2019

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Women Rock the Vote

Women's Equality Day is celebrated on August 26th. Take a moment to reflect with your students on the power and importance of the 19th amendment using these three resources related to equal rights. 

Grades 4-12

With Liberty and Justice for All

Engage your students in learning about the Women's Suffrage Movement and the Civil Rights Movement, with this virtual field trip, video, and exhibit from the Henry Ford Museum. Find detailed lesson plans including standards for grades 4-12.

Grades 8-12

Jewish Women's Archive

Read the stories of Jewish women (mainly from the United States). Archives can be searched by name or by collection. Categories include Women of Valor, Power Couples, Western Pioneers, and the Feminist Revolution. Each profile includes a short biography.

Grades 9-12

Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less

The Newseum's Digital Classroom offers a vast collection of primary sources about the women's suffrage movement, interactive timelines, a media map that plots primary sources on a US map for a visual representation of the movement, and lesson plans.

Lessons to Empower

From Rosa Parks to Journeys Through Film to SheHeroes, this mix has lessons to engage students in all grades.

Grades 4-8

Rosa Parks: How I Fought for Civil Rights

Discover a plethora of free printable lesson plans, worksheets, an interview, a biography, and other reading material. Use this site to help students understand the importance and necessity of every individual citizen in a democracy working together.

Grades 8-12

Journeys in Film

Teach cultural and global understanding through movies and these lesson plans! Use links to download lessons with standards by subject area. Learn about global issues and culture. Discussion guides for films are available with accompanying clips.

Grades 2-10


Dig into this non-profit organization dedicated to empowering girls from ages 8-14 to dream big and pursue any interests. Articles profile well-known and everyday females that serve as inspiration for young girls and include videos and discussion guides.

Resources for World Humanitarian Day

World Humanitarian Day was celebrated on August 19, 2019; however, every day is a good day to teach students about the efforts and changes made by giving people. 

Grades 8-12

Humanitarian News

Use this site to focus on specific issues and find information about humanitarians who have made a difference in Africa, Asia, the Middle East, and more. Scroll to the bottom of the page to sort topics based on themes like education, gender, health, etc.

Grades 8-12

Taking it Global

Foster learning through real-world problem solving. This learning network has information about countries, articles relevant to international youth, places to submit opinion pieces, and social justice and humanitarian projects being undertaken by youth.

Grades 1-12

Quotes Cover

Challenge students of all ages to research a humanitarian and create a project using this simple tool. Editing and personalization is easy with fonts, colors, custom background pictures, and drawing tools. Print and share on a bulletin board.

This Week at TeachersFirst

As summer winds down, view our OK2Ask® Twitter chat archives to learn about great teaching resources and ideas. Visit our blog — Infusing Technology — to whet your appetite for ed tech learning! We'd also like to hear how women's rights are taught at your school in our weekly poll.

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Discover classroom tips and tools

Twitter Chat Archives

As you gear up for a new school year, find inspiration in our OK2Ask Twitter chat archives. This summer, topics included getting ready for back to school, digital equality, differentiating in a 1:1 classroom, and more. Read the tips and tool suggestions.

Get inspired with our Ed Tech chats »

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Learn about new ideas

Infusing Technology Blog

Our blog, Infusing Technology, features insights from edtech coaches to inspire you to try new methods in your instruction. Recent topics include: Addressing Truancy in Our Schools, Engaging Students with Scavenger Hunts, Teaching Tolerance, and more!

Read about creative classroom ideas and tools »

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Weekly Poll

This week our poll asks: 19th Amendment - Do your students know the significance of the amendment and what it means? Tell us when your students learn about the 19th Amendment.

Participate in the poll »

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