Women’s History Month Writing Biographies with Young Children
March is Women’s History. I smiled this morning when I received a Sacagawea golden dollar in some change. This must be Sacagawea reminding me to share her story. Sacagawea’s story is a great one and she is credited by many historians for the survival of the Louis and Clark Expedition. Her story is better than any Naked and Afraid episode because her daily life was about survival and the survival of her son. She had the skills to negotiate, communicate and to survive in rugged terrain. My favorite Sacagawea story is written by Lois Erdrich. I also like to share Sacagawea because she is a fierce, determined and smart women.
Our girls and boys need to hear more about women like Sacagawea. I had to set one of my sweet little fellows straight the other day when he said girls were weak. He said his grandpa told him that. Poor thing his Momma is as fit as anyone I know. She might kick Grandpa’s butt. I said, “Let’s don’t say that anymore your Momma is the strongest girl I know!” I think I may saved him some big trouble in the future………
I created this Women’s History Month Project for my first grade team last year. The children did a great job writing a biography about a woman that they thought was important to them. I also created a rubric to go with the project. This was a social studies home project. We gave the children three weeks to do the project. You could also complete it in class. You can find download the project here. Women’s History Month Project