As we celebrate Women’s History Month, let’s take a moment to learn about an incredible woman who made a huge impact on the world – Ruth Bader Ginsburg. She was a trailblazer for gender equality and human rights, and her story is one that we should share with our elementary students.
Let’s start with some fun facts about Ruth:
She was born on March 15, 1933, in Brooklyn, New York
She was one of only nine women in her law school class at Harvard, and despite facing discrimination from her professors, she graduated at the top of her class
Ruth became a law professor at Rutgers University and was a champion for women’s rights and gender equality
- In 1993, she was appointed to the United States Supreme Court by President Bill Clinton, where she remained until her death in 2020.
Now let’s get crafty with this biography project!
Make this craft with your students as they learn more about Ruther Bader Ginsburg! The judge’s robes are decorated with one of Ruth’s famous lace collars, a gavel and a “Notorious RBG’ button and open to reveal a biography and notes about her life, famous dissent quotes, and optional writing activities for your students.
However you choose to recognize Women’s History Month, let’s make it a time of celebration and inspiration for our students. By highlighting the remarkable achievements of women throughout history, we can inspire our students to dream big, pursue their passions, and work towards a more equitable future. Whether through reading, discussion or creative activities, let’s take this opportunity to empower our students to make a positive impact on the world around them. Let’s celebrate the women who have a difference, and encourage our students to be the change-makers of tomorrow!