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Discover free webinars, lessons, materials, and books to share with your students and colleagues as we present a focus on women who made a difference.


Webinars


Using Children’s Literature to Teach on Economics and Enterprising Women

On-demand Webinar 

This webinar features the lives of Nellie Bly, Madam C.J. Walker, Dolores Huerta and Maya Lin to name a few. Each lesson features a specific children’s book title, instructional activities, and open-ended discussion questions. Economic concepts will include entrepreneurship, productive resources, cost/benefit analysis and incentives.

Presented by the Council on Economic Education. Register for this On Demand event.

Women on the Money, Resources, Activities, and
Lessons featuring the New American Women Quarters

Register in Advance, March 15, 6:00-7:00pm

Take advantage of the five new American Women Quarters to introduce students to diverse individuals who were pioneers in their fields. The 2022 New American Quarters include: Writer Maya Angelou Astronaut Sally Ride Cherokee Nation Chief Wilma Mankiller Educator Nina Otero-Warren Film Star Anna May Wong . Resources include websites, lesson plans, classroom activities, and connections to children’s literature.

Presented by the Council on Economic Education Register in Advance

Careers in Finance

Register in Advance, March 30th, 7:00-8:00pm

This webinar will feature a panel of financial industry professionals sharing their experiences and advice to educate and empower women to follow in their path of success in the world of finance. Invite your students to attend.

Presented by the Maryland Council on Economic Education. Register in Advance


Books for All Ages that Feature a Focus on Women

Source: NCSS Book Review – Women’s History Month

Title/Author 

Content Connections

Grade Level/Content

Respect: Aretha Franklin, The Queen of Soul  

by Carole Boston Weatherford 

This picture book uses spelling in the style of Aretha Franklin’s hit song “Respect” to describe the artist’s life through couplets, from her music successes to her role in the civil rights movement.  

Primary 

Economics/Personal Finance 

The Treehouse Trio 

by  Lauren Eresman 

This is a fantastic topic that is far too often overlooked by authors. Teaching kids about money and entrepreneurship early can profoundly benefit them and our society as a whole. It can be difficult to pull it off in an entertaining and educational way but this book did it beautifully about 3 girls that always come up with different business ideas. They all have different talents, work together as a team and don’t let failure prevent them from trying something different. The book is very upbeat and positive, loaded with great art too. I love how the author includes the process from idea to research to execution... it’s really well done! 

Primary 

Economics/Personal Finance  

Instructions Not Included: How A Team of Women  

Coded The Future  

by Tami Lewis Brown and Debbie Loren Dunn 

See how three women worked to code the ENIAC computer during World War II when all hands in America were called to help.  

Primary

Economics

Caroline’s Comets: A True Story by  

Emily Arnold McCully 

This biography of the first professional woman scientist, Caroline Herschel, includes excerpts from her autobiography woven into the text showing her  

childhood challenges and giving a glimpse of her personality 

Primary

Economics 

A Royal Ride: Catherine the Great’s Great Invention 

by Kristen Fulton 

Catherine the Great of Russia loved to sled in the winter and wanted to be able to sled with no snow. She worked to invent the roller coaster in this STEM-based nonfiction picture book.  

Primary

Economics

Sisters: Venus and Serena Williams  by Jeanette Winter 

This is a heartwarming story of Venus and Serena Williams. From their humble beginnings in Compton, California, to their unrivaled success on and off the tennis court, they knew they always had each other’s support.

Primary

Economics

Bloom: A Story of Fashion Designer Elsa Schiaparelli 

by Kyo Maclear 

Elsa’s motto was “Dare to Be Different.” This biographical picture book, told in the first person, details how Elsa’s uniqueness and imagination led her to become one of the world’s most influential fashion designers.  

Primary 

Economics/Personal Finance  

Lights! Camera! Alice!: The Thrilling True Adventures  

of the First Woman Filmmaker by 

 Mara Rockliff 

Driven by her passion for storytelling, Alice Guy Blaché defied convention to become the first female filmmaker. Illustrations evoke the style of old movies. 

Primary 

Economics/Personal Finance  

The Short Seller by  

Elissa Brent Weissman 

It all starts when seventh grader Lindy Sachs is granted one hundred dollars and access to her father’s online trading account as a way to alleviate her boredom while she’s home sick from school. 

 

Lindy learns something immediately—she is very, very good at e-trading. Her one hundred dollars soon becomes two hundred dollars. Then four hundred. And more. With trading talent and access to her parents’ savings, the opportunity to make some real dough is too tempting to pass up. In fact, given how well Lindy’s stocks are doing, it would be a disservice to not invest it all…Right? 

Grades 5-8 

Personal Finance 

Bold Women of Medicine: 21 Stories of Astounding  

Discoveries, Daring Surgeries, and Healing  

Breakthroughs by 

Susan M. Latta 

These biographies of women from several  

cultures and countries span from the early eighteenth century to today, highlighting women’s rights and medical advances. Each chapter includes resources to learn more about the spotlighted women. 

Grades 6-8 

Economics 

Leading The Way: Women in Power by  Janet Howell and Theresa Howell 

The lives of 50 powerful women are shared through stories of integrity, resourcefulness, diligence, courage, persistence, empathy, communication, and  

connection.  

Grades 6-8 

Economics 

Brazen: Rebel Ladies Who Rocked the World  by 

Pénélope Bagieu 

From dancer Josephine Baker, who fought for the French resistance, to Syrian activist aristocrat Naziq Al-Abid, this engaging  

graphic novel features a range of female historical figures who have shaped global society. Includes 30 More Rebel Ladies Who Rocked The World.  

Grades 9-12 

Economics 


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