Learn

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.

Text "Learn" with picture of two young girls reading together

Educational Guides

Click on the exhibition title to download the educational guide:

52 Objects (English / French)

Alternative Girls (English / French)

Ancient Dolls (English)

Ancient Girls (English / French)

Across Time and Space (English)

Celebrating Girl Up (English)

Classical Girls (English / French)

Defining Our Terms (English)

Gamer Girl (English / French)

Girl Child in India (English)

Girl For Sale (English)

Girl Saints (English)

Girls and Dolls (English)

Heroines Quilt IV: Girls of WWI (English)

Heroines V: From Dark to Light (English)

Hina Matsuri: Girls Day (English)

Home and Away: Girls of the British Empire (English)

Illustrated Girls (English)

Impressionist Girls (English)

Kindertransport (English)

Power of She (English)

Sites of Girlhood for Kindergarten – 8th Grade (English)

Sparked! Girl Entrepreneurs (English)

STEAM Girls (English)

STEM Girls (English)

Surfer Girl (English)

Warrior Princess (English)

Coloring & Concertinas

Click each link below to download the coloring pages for that exhibition. Special thanks to Lexi Burrows for implementing this program!

52 Objects

Ancient Girls

Classical Girls

Girls in Sports

Girl Saints

Power of She

STEM Girls

Warrior Princess

Sites of Girlhood coloring pages, developed by Alexis Walker

Malala Yousafzai

Policarpa Salavarrieta

Princess Sophia Alexandra Duleep Singh

Ruby Bridges

Sadako Sasaki

Saint Eulalia

Yu Gwan Sun

Zulaikha Patel

Concertina-style coloring books, developed by Annamaria Nizi.

Heroines ABC Concertina Book

Pamphlets

Looking to get involved in girls’ issues and rights? We’ve developed a series of pamphlets to help girls and their families learn about and handle a variety of issues they may encounter.  These are downloadable, printable PDFs that you can share with your family, friends, school, and community to help raise awareness and take action.

A Girl’s Guide to Her Rights

Environmental Responsibility

Healthy Relationships

How to Handle Bullying

Positive Body Image

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!

Girl for Sale – Emily Scott

Emily Scott sent us pictures of the poem and picture she drew as part of our Girl for Sale educational guide activities. What do you think?

Drawing of a female body with a "Sold" sign across the torso and "Silence" mask on the face
There is a picture of the female body used specifically for show / Stripped of feelings, stripped of thoughts / Only distinguished by its basest parts / Even hair is removed so as not to distinguish it from another / Of course, as a woman, I know, that our beings are made of so much more. / Every moment, marked on our body / Every trauma, marked on our soul / It's hard to imagine being valued for anything less

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.”

How have our educational activities helped you or your classroom? Leave us a comment below!

1 Comment

  1. Manja-Freyja Ingridsdotter

    I just stumbled across your site, and I’m thrilled.
    Coming from a family of incredible women who defied gender stereotypes (Mum was a union leader and fought for the rights of workers, women in particular; and I am Australia’s first female apprentice Fitter & Turner) and they were all fifty years ahead of their time, I sent a link to eldest daughter so she can peruse it at her leisure and share it with Evelyn, my strong, feisty, intelligent, and beautiful grandchild. Some inspiring, and wonderful stuff on your site.
    Thank you

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