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Women’s History Month Digital Library Lesson


Grade Levels:
2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade

Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Teaching Duration:
1-2 class periods

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This lesson is perfect for the theme of Women’s History Month! It features 24 women with biographical information and real photos. It includes trivia, fun facts, and would-you-rathers.

This lesson has , and includes:

  • 70-slide Lesson Presentation in Microsoft PowerPoint + Google Slides
    • All body text is editable; you choose which slides you want to use.
    • 15 slides are whole class lesson slides.
    • 49 slides are “scrolling presentation” slides that are great for extending storytime lessons or scrolling in the library during checkout and downtimes.
  • List of 15 recommended books to accompany this lesson (1 page, PDF)
    • The list is great to hand out to parents, teachers, and students looking for related books.
  • Detailed explanation of how to use themed library lessons like this one for storytime on the “Specials” rotation. (10 pages, PDF)
  • Detailed prep instructions and lesson plan (2 pages)
  • Google Classroom Basics (4 pages, PDF)
  • Instructions on how to set up PowerPoint slide timings (2 pages, PDF)

15 Whole Class Lesson Slides include:

  • Sign language slide and how-to link – “female/lady”
  • A guessing game – Students will see pictures representing careers and have to guess what five women are famous for. For example, Marian Anderson is represented by music notes and a microphone. Students would guess that Marian Anderson is a singer.

49 Scrolling Slides include:

  • Fun facts and trivia about various women throughout history
  • 15 visual booktalks for biographies of the women featured in the presentation
  • 1 Library review question – What is a biography?
  • 4 “Would you rather?” questions
  • Vocabulary words: suffrage and equality
  • Slides for this week’s birthdays, plus weekly and daily agenda

IMPORTANT! Due to copyright law, read-aloud videos of the books are NOT included.  You will have to record yourself reading the book, or do a live stream of the read-aloud for students to access the book.  If your library owns the ebook(s), you could also share how to read or access ebooks through your online catalog or ebook management platform.

Standards Addressed:

AASL National School Library Standards – See the AASL Standards Framework for Learners to view full text. 

  • Inquire – C.1. – D.1.
  • Explore – A.1.

Common Core English Language Arts Standards –
© Copyright 2010 National Governors Association Center for Best Practices and Council of Chief State School Officers. All rights reserved.

  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.2.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.3.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.4.6
  • CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.1 – CCSS.ELA-Literacy.SL.5.6

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© Mrs. ReaderPants – By purchasing this product, you receive a one-user license. Copying or distributing to others is prohibited.  ​See our Site Terms of Use for more information. For teacher-librarians: You may use this product with all of your classes and students.

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Grade Levels

2nd Grade, 3rd Grade, 4th Grade, 5th Grade


Yes, all instructional materials are editable.

Lesson Plan Included?


Teaching Duration

1-2 class periods


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