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Women's History Month Research Packet

Women's History Month Research Packet
Women's History Month Research Packet
Women's History Month Research Packet
Women's History Month Research Packet
Women's History Month Research Packet
Women's History Month Research Packet
Women's History Month Research Packet
Women's History Month Research Packet
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Women's History Month Research Packet! This month-long unit incorporates the study of 20 women, five in each of four categories: Human Rights, Politics, Science and The Arts. (See below for list of women targeted.)

With an individual research project, oral presentation, creation of a unit-long lapbook-style packet, and a classroom timeline display, this fun and colorful product is designed to target 20+ Common Core Language Arts Standards for grades 2, 3 and 4.

Individual Research Project

Each student (or pair/small group) selects one woman to research. (See below for list of women included in this packet.)
Students use multimedia sources to gather facts about their target woman.
Students record facts and list their sources.

Students record and define unknown words encountered in their research on glossary entry slips, for later inclusion in their lapbook-style unit packet.

Students write a 1+ page essay on the life and accomplishments of their target woman.

Students present their essay orally.

While one student/pair/group is presenting his/her/their target woman, remaining students listen for key information to record on their “trading cards” for inclusion in their unit packet.

Students consider what they have learned about their target woman, then write and illustrate “My Day with __,” a fictional story about a day with that woman. Students may read aloud and discuss their stories with a partner or small group.

Timeline Display

Using timeline date cards included, teacher creates a 1890-2020 timeline display along a large wall.

Students create a visual display of their target woman. Display includes caricature and essay.

Students use yarn, sting, or ribbon to connect their display to one or more points along the timeline (e.g., woman’s year of birth, year of major accomplishment, etc).

Students fill in and post a timeline labeling plate, denoting the significance of the year they chose on the timeline.

Lapbook-Style Unit Packet

The lapbook-style unit packet includes:
Title image & list of women studied (for cover panels)

Categorized trading card pockets (for inner panels)

Trading cards (for pockets on inner panels)

“The woman I admire most” opinion essay (for inner packet)

Glossary (for inner packet)

Review test (for back of unit packet)

Women included in this packet:

Sirimavo Bandaranaike
Benazir Bhutto
Gertrude Elion
Ella Fitzgerald
Indira Gandhi
Jane Goodall
Audrey Hepburn
Dolores Huerta
Mae Jemison
Katherine Johnson
Ellen Johnson Sirleaf
Irène Joliot-Curie
Frida Kahlo
Angela Merkel
Margret Rey
Aung San Suu Kyi
Maria Tallchief
Mother Teresa
Margaret Thatcher
Malala Yousafzai

Note: Optional pages are included to add additional women, if desired.


Thank you for partnering with Multicultural Kids Blog to honor Women’s History Month!

Do you need this packet in Spanish?
Check out: El Mes de la Historia de la Mujer, available from Open Wide the World

The Women's History Month Research Packet was created by Open Wide the World for Multicultural Kid Blogs.

Looking for more great Women's History Month resources?
You may also enjoy our Women in World History Activity Pack!
Total Pages
47 pages
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Teaching Duration
1 month
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