Downloadable teacher resources for IWD activity
Around the world, students should be encouraged to actively engage in conversations and experiences that equip them to question stereotypes and bias, and celebrate women's achievements. International Women's Day and Teach Starter are supporting teachers by providing premium classroom resources that educate and inspire students. Read more about gender bias at school here.
Brilliant classroom resources for teachers
Are you looking for quick and easy, yet informative and reliable classroom resources to help students learn about and explore gender-related issues? Download these incredibly useful resources to actively champion International Women's Day in your school. We also invite further resources to help reflect the truly diverse and exciting world we live in.
And teachers, in addition to the brilliant downloadable resources below, remember to select some of the inspiring and informative International Women's Day videos as classroom discussion starters to reinforce important gender concepts or to provide entertaining ways to celebrate the day.
1. International Women's Day printable fact sheet
Download these informative International Women's Day factsheets to:
- learn about International Women's Day
- explore key themes that relate to International Women's Day
- learn about some very interesting statistics about women's equality
- discuss what can be done to forge women's equality in areas like government and work
Printable fact sheet PDFs
2. Case studies about inspiring women role models
Download diverse, inspirational case studies of women role models from around the world to:
- celebrate the achievements of women
- consider career choices and life pathways
- explore success from different cultures
- instigate discussion about gender-related barriers
Printable case study PDFs:
3. International Women's Day activity task cards
Download and cut out these 14 exciting classroom activities for your students to collaboratively enjoy in groups or individually to:
- celebrate women's achievements
- challenge gender stereotypes and bias
- use problem solving and creativity skills
- develop writing, reading and multi-media skills
Printable activity task card PDFs
4. Questioning stereotypes
The Ground Rules Comic is a fabulous resource for supporting students to think deeply about gender stereotypes and collaboratively discuss their views. The Comic is supported by Task Cards.
5. Challenging stereotypes for jobs
Read the Firefighter Story then access the Gender Roles Sorting Activity to support students in exploring and reflecting on their own perceptions.
Plus access the Female Gender Stereotypes in the Media Worksheet to explore and discuss how to spot gender stereotyping, understand and identify how it occurs, and learn how it can influence others.
6. Who is your role model?
Who inspires you and why? Download the "All About My Role Model" activity for younger students using the easy to follow booklet, also available in a mini-booklet version. Both come complete with full instructions.
Use the role model booklet to:
- teach students to think about the strengths of others
- reflect on qualities they admire
- explore and value differences
Printable role model booklets
Downloadable classroom and teaching resources by age
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Further downloadable classroom PDFs and teaching resources
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* It has not been possible to provide the International Women's Day classroom resources in multiple languages this year, however we endeavour to address this in the future because we do understand and value how important this is.
Show International Women's Day videos
Use some of the inspiring and thought-provoking International Women's Day videos available from around the world as great classroom discussion starters or teaching resources.
Teaching notes for the gender stereotypes viral video
Watch the viral video challenging gender stereotypes. Use the accompanying Teaching Notes to discuss the topic "what if women and men switched for a day?"