Women, if the soul of the nation is to be saved, I believe that you must become its soul. ~Coretta Scott KingDid you know that the month of March is Women History Month and March 8th is considered International Women's Day. International Women's Day celebrates the social, economic, cultural, and political achievement of women. Even though the progress of women achievements has slowed down in some parts of the world, strides are being made to exalt awareness.
With the new day comes new strength and new thoughts.~Eleanor Roosevelt
The learning does not stop with young women, we should teach young men the same. Young men should learn early that women have created pathways for society. Some male students believe that girls can only have certain professions. My goal is teach them that professions are not attached to specific genders. In society, women are described as bossy, loud, and emotional. Let us not call a young girl bossy, but say she has leadership qualities. Leadership qualities that can help her make a difference or just make history.
I have compiled a list of great books that can help teach children about great accomplishments that women have made in history. Truly, the list could be longer, but I tried to pick my favorites. These books are good for grades Prek to 8th grade.
Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors?: The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell (Christy Ottaviano Books)
When Marian Sang: The True Recital of Marian Anderson
She Loved Baseball: The Effa Manley Story
Here Come the Girl Scouts!: The Amazing All-True Story of Juliette 'Daisy'
Gordon Low and Her Great Adventure
Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / La juez que crecio en el Bronx (Spanish and English
Eleanor, Quiet No More
Susan B. Anthony
Different Like Coco
Let Me Play: The Story of Title IX: The Law That Changed the Future of Girls in America
Rosie the Riveter: Women Working on the Home Front in World War II
Almost Astronauts: 13 Women Who Dared to Drea