With comic-strip–style art and amusing asides, Hooray for Women! (Candlewick) is packed with plenty of facts to keep kids learning throughout Women’s History Month. One lucky teacher will win this book! Congratulations to our winner Dori Dunham!
To enter our random drawing, submit a comment to this blog by Thursday, March 19, and let us know which of these fascinating women you’d love to have visit your classroom:
- Human rights activist and First Lady Eleanor Roosevelt, who, when ordered to move out of the “Colored Seating” area into the “White Seating” area at a conference in Alabama instead moved her chair right in between the two.
- Mae Jemison, the first African-American woman in space and a doctor who worked with the Peace Corps in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
- Malala Yousafzai, the youngest winner of the Nobel Peace prize who was shot by the Taliban at age 15 after she spoke out in favor of education for women and girls
Then check out the amazing assortment of goodies we have for you this week.
NASA is offering educator badges and out-of-this-world resources for upcoming missions—including the Artemis Program, which will land the first woman on the moon. A free one-hour webinar, “Moon to Mars Educator Badge—A Walkthrough” is for K–12 teachers and will be held on Tuesday, March 24, at 6 pm ET. Click here to learn more and sign up.
Fourth and fifth graders are invited to participate in the 50 States, 1 National Contest sponsored by the Gilder Lehrman Institute. Students can write an essay, short story/historical fiction piece, or poem. Entries are due March 30. Get all of the details at gilderlehrman.org/programs-and-events/student-essay-contests.
I’d never be able to choose which of those three uber-awesome women. Good luck!
PS: Teachers love the Time Timer. Want to win one? Click here to enter the contest.