This Women's History Month freebie will guide your students through a mini-research process (either on the internet or through biographies) to learn about an important woman in history and her life story. Once the student locates information and records the facts on the research notes page provided, he/she can put the information together in a biographical poem called The Important Thing, which is modeled after Margaret Wise Brown's The Important Book.
There are two versions of the poem included. Students may research a single woman, or they may research three notable women and create a poem accordingly. I have listed several good websites, so the kids can locate material written for kids.
This poem could be used as a stand alone activity (great for a bulletin board with some thematic art) or it would make a wonderful addition to a full research report for Women's History.
Great skills can be found in this activity, such as determining importance when looking for some key facts about the woman's life, reading comprehension is very important here, as well as computer proficiency skills.
My students love this activity and I hope yours do too!
*** Please note that this activity is also included in a complete (86 page) literacy unit for 4th - 5th grade, that integrates rigorous common core material with social studies.
Women's History Literacy Set
***The literacy set contains 32 task cards for Shades of Meaning Vocabulary related to Women's History Month.
If you'd like to purchase the task cards separately, you can find them here:
Task Cards: Shades of Meaning for Women's History
Looking for other March materials?
St. Patrick’s Day Task Card Bundle
St. Patrick’s Day Fact or Opinion Task Cards
St. Patrick’s Day Figurative Language
St. Patrick’s Day Informational Text Structures
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