Resources for Day of the Girl

Teacher Resources for International Day of the Girl

In honor of International Day of the Girl, AdoptAClassroom.org is sharing teacher resources to help you have conversations about gender equity in your classroom. 

In 2011, the United Nations declared October 11th as International Day of the Girl. This holiday brings attention to the ongoing fight for gender equity, from reducing gender-based violence to keeping girls in school. Ensuring that girls receive a quality education is an essential part of creating gender equity across the globe. 

Below are several free teacher resources for International Day of the Girl. These resources range from lesson plans to academic articles on the intersections of race and gender. 

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Teacher Resources for International Day of the Girl

What is International Day of the Girl?

International Day of the Girl Lesson Plan

Events for International Day of the Girl

Academic Resources on the Intersections of Race & Gender

Ready to Lead: Leadership Supports and Barriers for Black and Latinx Girls

Girlhood Interrupted: The Erasure of Black Girls’ Childhood

Teacher Resources to Add to Your Lesson Plans All Year Long 

Free Download: Virtual SEL Check-in informed by best practices for girls 

Social-emotional learning and mental health resources are one of the most prominent needs of teachers today. This free download offers teachers another social-emotional learning tool for everyday use in their classroom. 

Free Curriculum from Girl Rising

Girl Rising offers free curriculum to engage your students in important cultural, political, economic, and gender issues. Their website is also full of powerful stories from girls around the world. 

Government and Voting Resources from BlackGirlsVote

BlackGirlsVote offers several PDFs on teaching government to young people. They also offer further recommended readings on politics and political activism on their website. 

Further Reading List

The following books address how girls’ educational and developmental journeys can be impacted by the intersections of gender, race, and class and what educators can do to ensure that girls can grow and learn in their classrooms. 

Lisa Damour, Ph.D., “Under Pressure: Confronting the Epidemic of Stress and Anxiety in Girls” (2020)

JoAnn Deak, “How Girls Thrive” (2010)

Monique Morris, “Pushout” (2016)

Sally Nuamah, “How Girls Achieve” (2019)

Rachel Simmons, “Enough as She Is: How to Help Girls Move Beyond Impossible Standards of Success to Live Healthy, Happy, and Fulfilling Lives” (2019)

Rachel Simmons, “Odd Girl Out: The Hidden Culture of Aggression in Girls” (2011)

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