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International Women’s Day

International Women’s Day (March 8) is a global day celebrating the social, economic, cultural and political achievements of women since 1911. This year’s theme is #BalanceforBetter. Visit for local events, posters, school packets, and research.

International Women’s Day downloadable resources

Teachers, parents, caregivers – use International Women’s Day as an important opportunity to educate and inspire children about the role of women in society. From celebrating women’s achievements through to challenging gender stereotypes and bias, there are many useful classroom resources available to support International Women’s Day activity.​ ​Educate the minds of today and the citizens of tomorrow. Classroom education about gender equality is the most grassroots difference any one can make. Your role and responsibility are phenomenal. Thank you for championing International Women’s Day to make a positive difference.

Access fast, reliable teaching resources

​Whether you are looking ​​​for detailed resources or quick materials there is a wide range of informative, fun and reliable classroom resources available. Review which teaching resources are most relevant​ for your requirements including:​

  • activity booklets
  • printable fact sheets
  • activity task cards
  • detailed lesson plans​
  • book study ​activities
  • ​role model ​case studies​
  • reading lists
  • author interviews
  • coloring in sheets​
  • video materials
  • fun games

And teachers, in addition to the brilliant downloadable resources below, remember to select some of the inspiring and informative International Women’s Day videos as classroom discussion starters to reinforce important gender concepts or to provide entertaining ways to celebrate the day.

Make International Women’s Day a huge success

International Women’s Day sees three very exciting collaborations for classroom resources:

  • Penguin Random House
  • Teach Starter
  • DreamWorks Animation

Access these important and informative resources to broaden children’s minds, challenge stereotypes and bias, and to build self-confidence – everything you need to make International Women’s Day a huge success in the classroom or at home.

International Women’s Day Penguin Schools resources

Penguin Schools

Penguin Random House wants to give young readers access to new feminist icons and ideas: female authors and artists to be inspired by, women-centered stories to learn from, fantastic heroines to befriend. The IWD classroom resources explore story lines, analyse characters, challenge stereotypes, examine language use and establish a lifelong love of reading. The IWD reading list featured books about women who changed the world – women who stood up, spoke out, struggled through and soared.


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