Ideas for International Women's Day

Nicola Davison
25th February 2016
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Celebrate the achievements of women around the world on International Women's Day

Coinciding with Women’s History Month, International Women’s Day is global celebration observed on 8 March every year. It is an opportunity to celebrate the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women, as well as highlight those areas where action is still needed to bring about equality.

Spread the word to your pupils with this selection of hand-picked resources for both primary and secondary schools.

Whole-school resources

Women’s rights assembly
Explore real-life stories of the men and women working towards gender equality all around the world in this thought-provoking assembly, which brings meaning to oft-quoted statistics.

International Women’s Day resource pack
Celebrate some of the women who have made enormous contributions in a variety of areas using these primary and secondary research lesson plans and accompanying activity ideas.

Inspirational posters
Promote the role of women in the development of technology by displaying this series of posters, including Ada Lovelace and Florence Nightingale, around your school.

Primary resources

Domestic work through time
Encourage younger learners to understand how domestic work has changed over the last century in this lesson, including a cut-and-stick match-up activity.

The story of Malala Yousafzai
Discuss the incredible journey of the youngest ever Nobel Peace Prize winner and her passion for educational equality, with this collection of lesson plans and resources.

Wonderful women Top Trumps
Featuring 12 significant women from around the world and throughout history, this simple card game provides a great opportunity to discuss the nature of courage, determination and fame.

Secondary resources

Investigating stereotypes
Challenge typical gender stereotypes with this adaptable three-lesson presentation, which requires pupils to research and present on the work of a woman in a particular field.

Inspiring change lesson pack
Reinvigorate your teaching on gender and women’s empowerment with these lesson ideas and worksheets, including links to relevant videos and infographics.

Sportswomen in the media
Encourage critical thinking by getting students to investigate the portrayal of sportswomen in print media with this simple worksheet activity.

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