Picture Books & Resources
There are two wonderful websites that promote girls as equals. A Mighty Girl is a website full of “books, toys and movies for smart, confident, and courageous girls.” They also have posts related to Mighty Girl costumes. Take a look at great examples of outfits, also a great inspiration for World Book Day costumes. Rebel Girls has produced great short videos on fairy tales with men in the role of the “lead” character. Their YouTube channel also includes a video highlighting the “ugly truth” about female book characters, or the lack of them.
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These resources relate to the book, author and illustrator. The number of resources varies subject to subject. Please check they are appropriate for your specific needs before using them with children. If you have any suggestions please get in touch!
Women’s History: Topics and articles about women in American history
Women’s History: National Women’s History Museum resources
Distinguished Women: Distinguished Women of Past and Present biographies
Mr Nussbaum Learning and Fun: Women in History biography
Educational Videos for Students: Women’s History Month for Kids: Amazing Women in History for Kids videos
TIME: Kids Believe Gender Stereotypes by Age 10, Global Study Finds
Common Sense Media: Gender Stereotypes Are Messing with Your Kid
The Guardian: Books for girls, about girls: the publishers trying to balance the bookshelves
Educational Articles and Lesson Plans
International Women’s Day: International Women’s Day downloadable resources
International Women’s Day: Celebrating International Women’s Day in Education
Twinkl: International Women’s Day resources
Into Film: International Women’s Day resources
Status of Women Canada: Learning Activities
UN Women: International Women’s Day Schools Kit
Felt Tip Pen: Art resources for International Women’s Day
Britannica Digital Learning: Classroom Activity: International Women’s Day
More Books to Explore
The Children’s Library Lady has over 450 picture books on large variety of topics. You will find specific book, author and illustrator information, as well as resources. You can also browse themed books lists and explore all the books on the website. Click on the book covers below to start exploring what the website has to offer.
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