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International Women's Day downloadable resources

Teachers, parents, caregivers - use International Women's Day as an important opportunity to educate and inspire children about the role of women in society. From celebrating women's achievements through to challenging gender stereotypes and bias, there are many useful classroom resources available to support International Women's Day activity.​ #PressforProgress​ by ​educating the minds of today and the citizens of tomorrow. Classroom education about gender equality is the most grassroots difference any one can make. Your role and responsibility are phenomenal. Thank you for championing International Women's Day to make a positive difference.

Access fast, reliable teaching resources

​Whether you are looking ​​​for detailed resources or quick materials there is a wide range of informative, fun and reliable classroom resources available. Review which teaching resources are most relevant​ for your requirements including:​

  • coloring in sheets​
  • activity booklets
  • printable fact sheets
  • activity task cards
  • detailed lesson plans​
  • book study ​activities
  • ​role model ​case studies​
  • reading lists
  • author interviews
  • video materials
  • competitions​

And teachers, in addition to the brilliant downloadable resources below, remember to select some of the inspiring and informative International Women's Day videos as classroom discussion starters to reinforce important gender concepts or to provide entertaining ways to celebrate the day.


Make International Women's Day a huge success

International Women's Day sees two very exciting collaborations, one with Penguin Random House who provide excellent classroom resources through Penguin Schools and the other with leading teaching materials provider, TeachStarter. Make sure you definitely check out both sections ​of detailed resources and access everything you need to make International Women's Day a huge success.

From Doctor Who and Suffragettes, to comic strips and poems - the International Women's Day classroom resources cover a great deal of important content and activities. Enjoy!


Access International Women's Day Penguin Schools resources

Penguin Schools

Access the International Women's Day Penguin Schools resources

Access International Women's Day TeachStarter resources

Teach Starter

Access the International Women's Day TeachStarter schools resources


International Women's Day School's Competition

In 150 words or less, children were invited to write about a person who had inspired them and draw a picture of them in their own style, for a chance to win a framed Artist's print plus Puffin books for their school library. The competition supported the IWD #PressforProgress and was open to children worldwide.

IWD School's Competition

Show International Women's Day videos

Use some of the inspiring and thought-provoking International Women's Day videos available from around the world as great classroom discussion starters or teaching resources.


Teaching notes for the gender stereotypes viral video

Watch the viral video challenging gender stereotypes. Use the accompanying Teaching Notes to discuss the topic "what if women and men switched for a day?"

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