March is National Women’s History Month

Dr. Kara Stern
2 min read
Smore mascot with long hair and hat. Text saying National Womens History Month.

You know you want to do something to celebrate the theme of the month, but finding the time to prepare one more thing is overwhelming. Don’t worry — we’ve got you covered.

Our goal is to simplify your life by creating grab n’ go templates filled with engaging resources and ideas for lessons and units. Mindful of the circumstances in which schools are operating these days, there are resources in all of our templates for both distance and in-person learning.

For National Women’s History Month, we’ve focused on the announced theme: an extended celebration of the anniversary of women’s suffrage. At the top of the newsletter are resources that explain the meaning of the word suffrage (with a funny song from Mary Poppins where Mrs. Banks sings about being a suffragette). The fight for the right of women to vote is closely linked to the Abolitionist movement, and we’ve got an explanation of that, too — short form and long form. Then there’s a cool article of little known facts about the suffrage movement.

Black women were at the forefront of fighting for the right to vote, but their story is largely unknown. The template has a great video that introduces some of the heroines of the movement. This is followed by two sets of resources for units to teach, and finally a link to an organization that encourages students to volunteer in ensuring that every American citizen has access to voting. You can access the template here!

If you’ve got an idea for a template that would be helpful to you, feel free to reach out to Kara, Smore’s Resident Educator, at [email protected]. Keep an eye out for our Pi Day template, coming your way soon.

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Dr. Kara Stern

Dr. Kara Stern began her career as an ELA teacher, then shifted into administration as a middle school principal. Dr. Stern is a fervent advocate for equitable communication and family engagement. She spent five years as Executive Director at Math for America, where she designed the professional learning community that exists to this day. An unexpected move to Tel Aviv launched her into the world of EdTech where she became the Director of Education Content for Smore and then the Head of Education Solutions at SchoolStatus. Outside of work, she indulges her love for reading, devouring two novels weekly, with a particular fondness for heists and spy stories.

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