Woman's History Month
Lesson Part One:
Do this part of the lesson towards the end
of Feb, or during the first week in March.
First, break your class into groups of 3 students
per group. Assign each group one category. Categories might include Women
in World War II, Famous Pioneer Women, Famous African-American Women, Famous
Hispanic Women, Famous Women Scientists, Famous Women Authors, First Ladies,
etc. Have each group create a bioboard that
includes a quick biography of the 3 women they have selected to feature from
Talk about ways to present their graphic presentation
- they can create 3 separate presentations, or they can create one presentation
with three columns arranged either vertically or horizonally.
Activate pre-knowledge. Talk briefly about what information should
be included in each
Provide access to research material or a session
in the computer lab that will allow them to research their assigned category.
Provide colored paper, colored pencils, and any
other materials you feel would help them create an interesting bioboard.
Hang the finished bioboards in your classroom.
Lesson Part Two:
Meet the "Boards" -
Select one or two "boards"
per class, all month long. Have each group introduce the three people they
have selected to feature on their bioboard - to the class. Each presentation
should be about 2-5 minutes. Each presentation must include a quick reason
why these three particular women were selected from the many famous
women in their category.
Clip Art Credit: Phillip Martin
Have a great year!