Thinkport Newsletter: Women's History Month Resources

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February 28, 2018

Women's History

Women's History Month provides abundant opportunities to engage and inspire learning. Our special collection of interactive activities will help students gain practical research and writing skills as they explore the lives of venturesome woman who positively impacted history. 

Literacy-Building Activities
Teach students new skills for college and career readiness with MPT’s challenging and engaging literacy modules. Each self-paced student module includes primary and secondary sources, helpful writing tips, an online highlighter and line reader, and a convenient glossary.


The Lowell Mill Girls
The Lowell Mill Girls left their mark on history and the manufacturing industry by fighting for labor rights. In MPT’s literacy module, students learn about the lives of the Lowell Mill Girls through the examination of primary and secondary sources. Equipped with key background information, students will use critical thinking skills to distinguish the author’s use of fact, opinion, and reasoned judgment in writing about these events in history. (Grades 6-8)

Women Crusaders

Women Crusaders for Rights
Delve into the lives of determined and notable women in contemporary history that led the charge for human rights, democracy and equality. As students read speeches written by Eleanor Roosevelt, Shirley Chisholm, Burmese politician Aung San Suu Kyi, and Nobel Peace Prize winner Malala Yousafzai, they gain practice separating facts from opinions. (Grades 6-8)

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Women in Modern World History
An environmental and political activist, and a leading British suffragette were two inspirational women that played an important role in history. In MPT’s skill-building module, students will read historical biographies about Emmeline Pankhurst and Wangari Maathai, conduct activities to support writing skills, and apply what they learned in order to write informative and explanatory essays about these women. (Grades 9-10)

Research-Building Skills: Online Inquiry Kits
Invite your students to participate in the process of history through the examination and evaluation of primary source documents from the Library of Congress. MPT's online inquiry kits align with content covered in United States History classes. Access the complete collection on Thinkport


Equal Rights Amendment
The equal rights amendment had its supporters and opposers. While some people were protesting progress, others were participating in pro-ERA marches. In MPT’s online inquiry kit, students deepen their understanding about this unique time in history through the analysis of primary source photographs, videos, and an audio clip. 

Women Reform

Women and Reform
Between 1824 and 1860 women fought for their rights and significant changes they wanted to see in society. Through the evaluation of  primary source flyers, articles and illustrations, students gain understanding of early reform movements, from the anti-slavery convention, to the importance of education for women. 

Persian Gulf

Persian Gulf War: Female Veterans’ Voices
Discover what life was like for courageous women who served in Operation Desert Storm and the Persian Gulf War. From life aboard ships and direct combat, to imprisonment as a POW, these stories connect students to the women's  personal experiences through videos, narratives and articles. 

Explore more free PreK-12 resources on Thinkport!