American women played a significant role in the early stages of the environmental movement and, like many fields, have been overshadowed by men.
This educational and fun activity will teach your students about influential American women who have dedicated their lives to protecting the environment.
The first page contains short biographies, and the second page two activities:
A word search puzzle that will help students improve their spelling skills and expand their vocabulary.
After reading the short biographies on page one, have students find the names in the text. On page two, they will practice their scissors skills, cutting the pieces of the women’s names and gluing them on the correct title line.
Taking this activity to the next level, teachers can offer their students the chance to research these women’s legacies or create a bulletin board with them.
It is a fantastic activity for Green Holidays such as Earth Day, World Wildlife Day, and Global Recycling Day, as well as history lessons, Women’s History Month, and any other occasion.
As educators, it is our responsibility to present a comprehensive history to future generations and emphasize that the world, as it is today, is a product of the works and achievements of both men and women.
Although more than before, the official curriculum still lacks space for women’s history, stories about pioneering women, and their influence on society. Therefore, it is essential to add content about women proactively, give girls role models and examples to identify with, and let boys learn that women are equal, valuable, and have contributed to history like men.
Education is one of the significant ways to inspire and create a more equal society for us and future generations.