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Empowering Minds: Celebrating International Women's Day in the Classroom

Author: Bandana Beghal

Published date: 2024/03

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​Happy International Women’s Day! This is a significant occasion deserving recognition and discussion in all educational institutions.

With numerous women throughout history leading and influencing societal progress, impacting both social and economic circumstances, it is imperative for teachers to incorporate discussions about gender equality into the classroom.

By doing so, they can inspire and educate children while emphasizing the importance of women's contributions to society.

Ways to Commemorate International Women's Day in Education and Schools

There are numerous methods to commemorate this day within the classroom, such as delving into research and educating students about influential women in history who have left a significant impact on the world. With abundant online resources available, teachers can utilize videos and create engaging activities to showcase these remarkable individuals.

Another effective approach is to initiate discussions in the classroom. For instance, prompting students to reflect on which women in their lives or in history inspire them and elucidating the reasons behind their choices can be insightful. Additionally, fostering conversations about the evolving roles of women and how to sustain gender equality can be both enlightening and empowering.

At Aspire People, we believe it's crucial for teachers to encourage students to conduct their own research. This can be facilitated by allowing them to select books centered around important female figures in history, such as "The Diary of Anne Frank" or texts on the suffragette movement. Empowering students to explore these topics independently fosters critical thinking and a deeper understanding of women's contributions throughout history.

Which inspirational figures can I mention to celebrate and educate on International women’s day?

Inspiring women in history

Numerous women have pioneered significant changes in the past and present:

1. Malala Yousafzai - Malala advocated for girls' right to education and became the youngest recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize.

2. Marie Curie - Marie Curie earned the distinction of being the first person to receive two Nobel Prizes for her groundbreaking research on radioactivity, which revolutionized medical treatments.

3. Nicola Adams - Nicola became one of the inaugural women to secure an Olympic boxing gold medal during the London 2012 Games.

4. Emmeline Pankhurst - Emmeline was a prominent political activist who spearheaded the suffragette movement, leading to women's attainment of voting rights.

5. Dorothy Vaughan - Dorothy made history as NASA's first African-American manager and was highly regarded as a mathematician.

Where can I find extra resources?

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