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Great Resources for Recognizing Women on International Women’s Day

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Great Resources for Recognizing Women on International Women’s Day

International Women's Day is a great time to expose kids to women-centered stories.  Teachers on Call has curated some great resources for all kids to celebrate.

International Women's Day, held every year on March 8, is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural, and political achievements of women around the world. It’s a great time to expose kids to women-centered stories so that kids can appreciate and be inspired by feminine role models and also learn about some of the challenges that are still out there to be overcome. We’ve curated some great resources of all kinds for kids (and adults) of all ages so that you can help celebrate International Women’s Day at home.

Reading lists

You know we love a good book! We’ve got some great book lists here to help pad out your home library with some fantastic heroines of both fiction and nonfiction.

Book lists for ages 5-15

Book lists for adults

  • 9 great new books to read this International Women's Day from CBC.
  • International Women's Day books curated by Indigo.
  • Recommended reads for International Women’s Day from Penguin Random House.

Things to watch

Movies and videos can be great conversation starters. We’ve got some great picks and lists for you to get your watching groove on!

Movies for kids

Use these movies as a discussion on broad themes about stereotypes, expectations, and changes over the time of history.

  • She-Ra and the Princess of Power (Netflix) - A magic sword transforms an orphan girl into warrior She-Ra, who unites a rebellion to fight against evil. IWD has some great activity sheets to go with She-Ra!
  • Brave (Disney+, Google Movies and others) – A princess disobeys an ancient custom and unleashes an evil force. As she journeys to reverse the curse, she discovers the real meaning of bravery.
  • Mary Poppins (1964 – Disney+, Google Movies, and others) - Mr Banks is looking for a nanny for his two children and is visited by Mary Poppins. Be sure to point out and discuss the suffragettes!

Movie lists for adults

  • 12 feminist films to watch this International Women’s Day (British Vogue)
  • 8 brand new shows and films to watch that will inspire you for IWD (hellomagazine.com)

Other great resources

Keep these links for some other great discussions and activities to have for IWD!

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