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Women’s History Month Research

This mini-project will provide your students with Women’s History Month research practice.

Download this free set of materials and lesson idea to help you celebrate Women’s History Month in your class.

These materials will provide your students with research and writing practice while they also learn about a part of history.

This is another free download for teachers and homeschool families from The Curriculum Corner.

About this set

This set is designed to provide your students with practice researching and writing.

The first page gives you directions to share with your students.

Next, you will find a list of names for students to choose from. Of course, it is ok for students to choose their own as well! In my classroom, I have been trying to push students to learn about new people instead of choosing people they already know. The list I made contains many that students were not familiar with.

*I provided the first two slides with a white and a black background. Choose the one that works best for your students if you are using it for a display on your screen.

I have also provided the list of names on a chart spread over three pages. This is so I could record the names as students made their pick. I had all students choose a different person. We have had other research practice this year where students could work together so I wanted to make sure this time, students were working independently.

I printed the graphic organizer front to back. Students then used their iPads to research their focus. In my room, we have been working on opening and reading articles instead of simply googling every question. My students were required to submit a bibliography when they were finished.

The lined paper was used for writing a rough draft. I added some extra space in the margins this time. This was so they would have room to make notes about edits as needed.

Finally, there is a page for their final copy. Students added the name in the top skinny box. The sections then contained: a picture, a quote, a character trait (or more than one.)

When finished, they cut out the pages and I added them to our bulletin board for our upcoming family night.

Above is a picture of my students’ work from last year. I’ve made a few changes to the requirements this year, but the end project will look similar.

Women’s History Month Research Directions

(You will also find these directions on the first slide.)

  1. Look at the names on the list. You will have 10-15 minutes to look into names you are curious about. Make a list of your top 3 choices. Make sure you can give a reason why you are interested in learning more about the person you choose.
  2. Once your choice has been approved, you will complete the organizer. You will not write in complete sentences. This page is for notetaking.

While researching, remember:

a. Google is not a source! It is a search engine. Once you search for the name of your person, you will open an article to read and learn more. Why is this important?

  • It is easy to add facts about a different person with the same name if you do not open the article.
  • Google might have incorrectly summarized the article in the search results. The information you record might not be accurate.

b. You are taking notes of the most important information you find. You are not copying all of the information. This could result in plagiarism when you write your final piece.

c. Do your notes make sense? If you don’t understand what you are writing, read more to help it make sense. If it still doesn’t make sense, ask a teacher for help.

  1. You will write a 6 to 7 sentence paragraph about your person. You must include why others should know about this person. This should tell the reader what they accomplished.
  2. Read your paragraph to a classmate and make any corrections needed. If your listener cannot tell you what this person accomplished, look at your writing to see what facts should be added.
  3. Write your final paragraph in your best handwriting.
  4. Create your cover. At the top, write your person’s name. You have three spots on the rest of the page.

1.Include a picture 2. Include a quote 3. Include two to three character traits that describe this person.

Your final cover should be colorful and make others want to flip the page and learn!

You can download this free set by clicking on the green apples below:

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