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Honor the Woman

Subject: World History
Grade: 6-8, 9-12

Brief Description

Students design a monument to today's women.


Students explore the contributions women have made to society.


women's history, world history, monument

Materials Needed

Lesson Plan

  • Invite students to visit a variety of online monuments and memorials. Encourage them to take note of aspects of the monuments that relate to the person or event being honored.
  • Arrange students in pairs or small groups. Ask each group to design a monument honoring today's women. Explain that their monuments should be based on what they know -- or can learn -- about women's history and the role of women in today's diverse societies. Tell students that they should be prepared to explain and defend the various aspects of their monuments.


    Evaluate students on how well their monuments reflect women's history and the role of women in society (based on their own explanations).

    Lesson Plan Source

    Education World

    Submitted By

    Linda Starr

    National Standards

    Fine Arts: