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Celebrate International Women's Day on March 8th

Friday, March 4, 2016   (0 Comments)
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EconEdLink-Free Lesson Plans and Resources for K-12 Teachers
On March 8th, people all over the world will be celebrating International Women's Day and its theme of gender equality. In honor of this important day, we have collected some of our best lesson plans that highlight women's roles in the economy.

The Gender Gap
  • Making Sen$e with Paul Solman--Women's Fund Seeks Share of Prosperity for Female-Focused Firm: Solman interviews Sallie Krawcheck, Chair of Ellevate, about her new direction--investing in businesses that have a large proportion of women in high positions. Download lesson >>>
Women Workers
  • Lowell Workers and Producers Respond to Incentives:This lesson describes how the women of Lowell, MA evolved from being complacent to protesting the unfairness of their working conditions. It also highlights how economic incentives for factory owners and workers affect their behavior. Download lesson >>>
  • Worker Safety-The Triangle Fire Legacy:Based on the 1911 factory fire in which 146 women were killed, students will assess the potential costs, benefits, and effectiveness of government and labor actions that can be used to improve worker safety. Download lesson >>>

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