Canadian Teacher Magazine is celebrating women past, present, and future for International Women’s Day!
Today, on March 8th, 2018, Canada debuts its new $10 bill featuring civil rights activist Viola Desmond. Desmond is the first black person and the first non-royal woman to appear on regularly circulating Canadian banknotes.
You can learn more about Viola Desmond in our review of Graham Reynolds’ Viola Desmond’s Canada. This book comes with a useful teacher’s guide (available online) that not only indicates how the book may apply to provincial curricula but also has various lesson plan ideas.
A relevant read for students on International Women’s Day is Hockey Girl by Natalie Hyde. This book, which tells the story of a girls’ hockey team’s fight to gain fair and equal ice time, would support the study of gender equality and would make a wonderful addition to classroom libraries.
Enter the International Women’s Day School’s Competition
Teachers, have your classes enter the International Women’s Day School’s Competition for a chance to win a framed print and bundle of books for your library. Children worldwide are invited to write (in 150 words or less) about a woman who has inspired them and draw a picture of them in their own style. The deadline for this contest is March 30, 2018.
Learn more about the contest here: https://www.internationalwomensday.com/PenguinRandomHouse.
Find entry forms for the contest here: https://s3-us-west-2.amazonaws.com/internationalwomensday/home/penguin/PEN00170CompetitionPagesLNSCPv4.pdf.
For International Women’s Day downloadable resources for the classroom, check out https://www.internationalwomensday.com/School-Resources.