In March, one of the themes is Women's History Month. I came across this while looking at Thinkfinity today:
The theme for the 2012 Women’s History Month is Women's Education - Women's Empowerment.
This month-long event celebrates the fight against cultural and
historical prejudices that traditionally created the gender gap in
schools, institutes of higher education, and professions. Thinkfinity
and its Content Partners have a variety of lessons and resources that
showcase the contributions of women to our society and culture.
Here are a few of the resources shared on Women's History Month page:
Who Was the Most Famous Female Aviator?
View a video about aviation and find out more about Amelia Earhart with this Wonder Of the Day. Then try one of the follow-up activities to explore the topic in more depth. (from Wonderopolis)
Great Women of Our Pasts
the sacrifices made and obstacles overcome by women who shaped our past
from 1754 to the present. Review a list of featured books on this topic
and learn how a genealogical study can provide valuable insights into
the people and events in your family’s past
Females in the Spotlight: Strong Characters in Picture Books
Identify the character traits demonstrated by strong female protagonists in several books, and use the online Character Trading Cards tool to create and share your own trading card.
Young Women in Science: Forging New Pathways
booklet, designed to inspire young people to consider science as a
career, provides a glimpse into the lives of young female scientists
from a variety of backgrounds.
Analyzing Character Development in Three Short Stories About Women
the women characters in stories written in different historical times
to analyze the effects of gender differences and society’s expectations
on the role of women.
Taking Control of Their Lives
the stories of two women from different countries and different
generations who improved their literacy skills and became involved in an
important health empowerment project that had a personal impact on
their own lives