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Hear US ROAR! Women’s History Month 2022

Posted on Affirmation, General, Parenting March 1, 2022 by Mary George

March is a powerful month for Women around the globe! It marks Women’s History Monthand as we have done the last few years, we want to honor the early leaders, change makers, and visionary women who have come before us. Take time this month to talk and reflect with your children and students about the accomplishments of these women and the impact they have had on our lives. See the National Women’s History Alliance to learn more about the 2022 theme –Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope.”

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A few activities, lessons, podcasts & books to dive into this month!

 

ACTIVITIES & LESSON PLANS:

 

The National Archives Comes Alive: Young Learner’s Program—Meet Alice Paul, suffragist, founder of the National Women’s Party, and promoter of the Equal Rights Amendment with Taylor Williams.

 

This resource, from the My Hero Project, includes information about women from all walks of life. Read about these artists, scientists, authors, educators, and other women who have made a difference.

 

Read, Write, Think – Grades 9-12

 

Resources from the Smithsonian Institution, the National Endowment for the Humanities, the National Archives, the National Gallery of Art, the National Park Service

 

A true treasure trove of information and ideas!

 

“These lesson plans are based on History Detectives episodes that examine artifacts which provide clues to how women have been integral in the visual arts, in fighting political causes, and on battlefields. They offer students opportunities to hold a history-based political convention, create visual arts designs, and do biographical research.”

 

PODCASTS
Shaking Things Up: 14 Young Women Who Changed the World

by Susan Hood

100 Women Who Made History: Remarkable Women Who Shaped Our World (100 in History)

Women in Science: 50 Fearless Pioneers Who Changed the World by Rachel Ignotofsky

 

Rad Women Worldwide: Artists and Athletes, Pirates and Punks, and Other Revolutionaries Who Shaped History by Kate Schatz

 

Girls Think of Everything: Stories of Ingenious Inventions by Women by Catherine Thimmesh

 

Good Night Stories for Rebel Girls – by Elena Favilli

 

Anthology of Amazing Women: Trailblazers Who Dared to Be Different

Sandra Lawrence

 

Rad American Women A-Z: Rebels, Trailblazers, and Visionaries who Shaped Our History . . . and Our Future!

The Book of Awesome Women: Boundary Breakers, Freedom Fighters, Sheroes and Female Firsts ​by Becca Anderson ​

Do you have “Decade Goal?”

Posted on Affirmation, Feelings, General, Parenting January 1, 2020 by Mary George

 

Happy New Year! It is hard to believe that we have entered into a new decade! What a fantastic time to not only think about our resolutions and goals for the year but also our long term goals. It is a wonderful opportunity to introduce this concept to our kids as well. In years past we have blogged about different ideas of how to best make resolutions with our children. As we think about how to also discuss longer term goals with them, consider what can contribute to their happiness and overall well being. Needless to say our children are constantly bombarded with things that cause anxiety and stress and for some it can lead to depression. One theory that experts have is that giving back and helping others allows us to move outside of our immediate world, feel a sense of happiness, and gain perspective. Consider getting them involved in their community. Talk to your kids and find what interests them and figure out how to help them give back this year. Is it helping to build homes, reading to younger children, stocking the food pantry, starting a coat drive, offering to help the older couple on your street? Whatever it is there are a multitude of ways to do something positive for others that will fill them up with good feelings which can hopefully combat the negative. It is a great start to a lifetime of making a difference in their communities, the world, and helping them find a greater peace within themselves. What a fantastic way to begin a new decade! Happy 2020!

 

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