Our educational activities give children of all ages the opportunity to consider, discuss, and share what they’ve learned while building self-confidence. We also provide ways for students to get involved with the museum and gender rights advocacy, helping to foster a better world for the future.
Teachers: Want to infuse your classroom with girls’ unique history and culture? Check out the Educational Guides below. They are available as downloadable PDFs and are aligned to both United States and United Kingdom curricula. Most are designed for use in middle and high school classrooms, but can be adjusted for younger (or older) students. As a bonus, our coloring pages are a great way to introduce Girl Museum to early learners.
New: Ancient Dolls
In preparation for our upcoming exhibit, “Girls and Dolls,” we’ve prepared a special Educational Guide exploring the role of dolls in girls’ lives. Check it out!
Click on the exhibition title to download the educational guide:
Coloring & Concertinas
Click each link below to download the coloring pages for that exhibition. Special thanks to Lexi Burrows for implementing this program!
Also be sure to check out our Concertina-style coloring books, developed by Annamaria Nizi.
Educational Guides in Action!
We love hearing how our guides have been successfully used in classrooms of all levels. Below, check out some awesome things students have accomplished using our exhibitions and their accompanying guides. Submit your pictures or story showing our educational activities in use, and we’ll feature it below!
High School Students from Michigan
Students from a high school in Michigan used our Girls of World War I exhibit and educational guide to create a diary entry and paper doll. The diary below reads:
“March 7, 1916. Today I take Ruth to her first day of child care. Tomorrow I start my first day working in the shell filling factory. It makes me a bit nervous leaving Ruth in the hands of others and going to work with TNT all day. There have already been a few explosions in which many working women were killed. I fear this job but I need the work and the wages are good. I haven’t eaten much lately and its been hard to find any fruit, vegetables or meat. One thing I found quite strange was that some butchers actually began to sell dead cats. How strange! Today has been different than most due to Ruth having the opportunity of the nursery. Also that I finally obtained a job and am now able to have a bit of extra money coming in. I think this will be good for both of us. Hopefully everything goes well within the factory.”