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I am a high-school student from Goffstown, NH and am organizing a celebration and awareness of women's week at my school. As one of our activities for the week, a group of students are travelling to the middle school to speak with the 8th grade girls about women's history, culture, and self-esteem. We have roughly thirty minutes with the students and I am looking for an activity which would combine some of these topics in an engaging and fun manner. Thank you so much for your help! Sincerely, Katie

Thanks for your note to FEMINIST.COM. What a great program of having high school students talk to 8th graders. I'm sure whatever you do it will be a success. I have a few suggestions for format--and I agree that this is key to making it engaging for the students. You don't want to talk to them, but talk with them.

1.) You could do a mock editorial meeting for a women's week magazine. What stories should be covered--sports, why women are invisible in history, etc... The students would be the editors. They would have to come up with the story ideas, based on what they think is relevant. Who should write these articles? ... This will also give them something tangible.

2.) You could also do it in the form of a TV Talk Show--select a few students to be the panelists and others to be the audience.

I hope those two suggestions spark your interest. Let me know if you need me to clarify. Thanks--and good luck



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