Templates & Lessons
March 8, 2022
Resources for Women's History Month
Pear Deck Team
March is Women's History Month, so we've created a collection of activities and lessons to help your students learn about some incredible women! Follow the links below to preview the Decks and get your own copies.
PBS Newshour Classroom
A look at Serena Williams' legacy as she nears retirement
Serena Williams took to the court at the U.S. Open to compete in what was the last Grand Slam of her legendary career. No one denies she’s changed the game, and many consider her the greatest tennis player of all time.
Decades after Title IX, young women face tough battles on and off the sports field
It’s been nearly 50 years since the passage of Title IX, the landmark civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination at federally funded schools, including in athletic programs. But violations still exist, with schools often providing better opportunities and benefits for young men’s sports. Amna Nawaz takes a look at one San Diego-area high school team that fought to settle the score.
U.S. women soccer players reach $24 million settlement in fight for equal pay
The U.S. women’s national soccer team has reached a $24 million equal-pay settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation. The federation also committed to equalizing future pay for women. Julie Foudy — an ESPN analyst, retired two-time World Cup champion, and Olympic gold medalist — joins Stephanie Sy to discuss the momentous day for women’s soccer.
Newsela Daily Decks
Few remember tennis star Ora Washington
In the 1920s and 1930s, Ora Washington ruled Black women’s tennis and basketball.
Meet Sesame Street’s first Black female puppeteer
Learn how Megan Piphus Peace’s role on “Sesame Street” opens the door for future performers.
First Indigenous woman to fly in space
Nicole Aunapu Mann will soon become the first Indigenous woman to fly to space.
Desegregation trailblazer writes kids book
Ruby Bridges was one of the first Black students to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.
First woman to command U.S. aircraft carrier
Navy Captain Amy Bauernschmidt has become the first woman to command a U.S. aircraft carrier.
Alyssa Nakken’s history-making on-field coaching moment
Alyssa Nakken became the first woman in MLB history to serve as an on-field coach in a regular season game.
NASCAR’s first Arab American female driver
Toni Breidinger became the first Arab American female race car driver to join the NASCAR family.
Jackson confirmed as first Black female U.S. Supreme Court justice
The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 7.
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