It's not so much about famous women in history as it is about celebrating the women in your life here and now. A little bit of women's history, however, can never hurt when you are trying to raise strong, capable young women, so:
Extension: Talk about stereotypes, where they come from, how to recognize them. Even things meant as compliments are harmful when they don't allow people to be individuals (all Asians are smart, all boys are good at sports, etc.)
Or, give them flowers! Live flowers are great, but tissue paper flowers can last longer. There are as many ways to make flowers as there are boards on Pinterest, it seems, but this link will take you to four simple ways collected in one spot on Wikihow.
Go crazy with graphing! Some great subjects for bar graphs, using a variety of countries throughout the world:
- Ratio of women to men in general
- Ratio of women to men with a high school education
- Percentage of women in the work force
- Legal marriage, voting, adulthood age
- Rights given to women such as voting, driving, or holding public office.
What struck you about the results of your graph? Present your graph to another family member or friend. Present the facts you discovered, then express your opinion about any of the disparities you found - what you think might cause them, whether you see any as positive or negative, and if negative, what you think might be done about them.
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