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#CelebrateWithDE: Women’s History Month

To help educators, students, families celebrate the importance of Women’s History Month, we’ve pulled together all the impactful DE resources that you can use right away in your daily lessons. Keep reading to find engaging content available now in the DE platform, as well as exciting resources from our social impact partners and special, can’t-miss March events!

“I teach with the ‘see it, be it mentality.’ I believe we need to show students, particularly girls, that their ideas are valid, and they already have the power to make their dreams come true. With curated resources from Discovery Education and their partners, I can empower my students today to become the leaders of tomorrow.”

– Cecilia Wilburn-Davis, 5th grade teacher, 2022 Teacher of the Year Oakbrook Elementary School (SC)

Get started with the curated collection in our Women in History Channel! Celebrate the remarkable journey and impact of women throughout history and learn contemporary stories of women changing the world. This channel showcases stories of pioneering women throughout history who fought for equality regardless of gender, and explores impact women have had politically, in STEM, in the arts, in sports, and more.

Then check out our Encyclopedia Womannica Channel to share incredible stories of groundbreaking women whose legacies have stood the test of time. This powerful podcast series provides bite-sized audio biographies of women you may or may not know, but whose impact has changed the world. Gain inspiration and spark student curiosity by listening to the contributions, trials, and triumphs of phenomenal women from a variety of backgrounds including scientists, activists, teachers, comedians, and more.

We’re also teaming up with our leading social impact partners to offer even more engaging, no-cost digital learning resources to support Women’s History Month observances nationwide. Under the 2022 theme of “Women Providing Healing, Promoting Hope” these curated resources introduce students to the women leaders whose innovations make the world a better place for all.


Career Profiles

Meet the women cybersecurity experts working to keep us all safe online in the career profiles from Girls4Tech—Mastercard’s signature STEM program supported by Discovery Education. Geared towards giving girls in middle and high school access to STEM resources and career exploration tools, this program dives deeply into the topics of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and cybersecurity.

The STEM Careers Coalition—the first-of-its-kind national STEM initiative powered by corporate and non-profit leaders and anchored in schools by DE—offers educators a robust array of career profiles featuring diverse women in various industries and job roles. Discover how leaders at places like Procter & Gamble, Lyda Hill Philanthropies, The Caterpillar Foundation, American Petroleum Institute, and more use STEM every day to create innovative solutions to the world’s challenges. These career profiles are accompanied by lesson resources that engage students in the world of STEM by helping them focus on their career goals with simple strategies, roadmaps, and other easy-to-use digital tools.


Student Challenges

Give students the chance to become a world-class scientist through the 3M Young Scientist Challenge, the nation’s premier middle school science competition. Created in partnership with 3M as part of the Young Scientist Lab program, this annual challenge invites students in grades 5-8 to compete for an exclusive mentorship with a 3M scientist, a $25,000 grand prize, and the title of “America’s Top Young Scientist.” Previous winners like Sarah Park (2021), Anika Chebrolu (2020), Kara Fan (2019), and Gitanjali Rao (2017), specifically show the power of girls in STEM, along with the women-led Science at Home activities that foster STEM learning anywhere.

Support students on their pathway to STEM success with the new Trade Champions Challenge, presented in partnership with Stanley Black & Decker as part of Innovation Generation. The challenge offers students the opportunity to win $15,000 and introduces students to the unique opportunities offered through trade careers, encouraging them to consider new career or education paths. Inspire ideas for the challenge with the accompanying career profiles, featuring women STEM leaders from across Stanley Black & Decker.


Virtual Events

Join our upcoming Equity Talks session: Women’s Power & Voice for Women’s History Month on March 17 at 3 PM ET. Moderated by Dr. Christina Kishimoto, Founder and CEO of Voice4Equity, the 45-minute segment will focus on how school leaders are cultivating equity and excellence in education with a focus on women’s leadership. Learn more and register here!

Discover the fascinating science involved in the pursuit of a new medication and the women scientists leading the way in the Science of Health & Medicine Virtual Field Trip from Generation Health: How Science Powers Us. A dynamic middle school program created with AstraZeneca and Learning Undefeated, this event aims to make science personal through a focus on healthy living. An accompanying educator guide takes learning further with standards-aligned activities exploring the science of medicine and health.

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