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International Women Day’s teacher toolkit

March 8th is International Women’s Day – a day to celebrate progress made and raise awareness of the work that needs to be done to ensure the full participation of women and girls for future generations.

This year, the Government of Canada’s theme is Women Inspiring Women. It celebrates all the women and girls who inspire us by demonstrating leadership in the choices they make in their day-to-day lives to contribute to the social, economic, cultural, and political spheres. We encourage you to join the conversation and celebrate International Women's Day in your classroom!

Engage students

As part of International Women's Day lead a discussion, assign a research project or have students debate on one of the following topics.

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-9

Grades 10-12

Spark a conversation

Encouraging your students to share their views and opinions on important social issues is a powerful way to engage them. Generate a dialogue in your classroom by asking students one or more of the following questions:

Grades 4-6

Grades 7-9

Grades 10-12

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