We are celebrating International Women’s Day here at UNICEF Canada by sharing with you a few interesting Web sites and activities that will help you and your students talk about women and gender in your classroom.

“Education for Development: A Teacher’s Resource for Global Learning” is a useful book for teachers, containing a useful overview of development education, and very useful and teacher-friendly activities and lessons. Please check out thisActivity for International Women’s Day, which was selected for teachers use with their intermediate students.

Note: The entire copy of the book can be downloaded from the UNICEF Canada Global Classroom Web site: http://globalclassroom.unicef.ca/en/resources/secondary_lesson_plans.htm

The  Elementary Teachers’ Federation of Ontario (ETFO) provides a number of links to related Web sites that you might find useful: http://www.etfo.ca/advocacyandaction/womensissues/internationalwomensday/Pages/default.aspx

Read more about the Millenium Development Goals and how people around the world are working to promote gender equality and empower women: http://www.unicef.org/mdg/index_genderequality.htm

Celebrate the 100th Anniversary  of International Women’s Day, and join Women on the Bridge: http://www.google.com/events/iwd2011/

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UNICEF Canada's Global Classroom program supports teachers and schools in their efforts to integrate global education in the classroom and promote the rights of the child.

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