Grade 3-5, 6-8
On-Demand Webinar

Women’s History Month: Using Children’s Literature to Teach About Economics and Enterprising Women

March 16 6:00-7:00pm ET
Updated: February 16 2023,


Teachers will be able to:

  • Review basic economic concepts.
  • Investigate how the decisions made by these women affected society for the greater good.
  • Use the presented lessons and activities immediately in their classroom instruction.

This video is available to view for EconEdLink members only.

In this economics webinar, teach both Women’s History and foundational concepts via the biographies of diverse, inspirational figures.


Celebrate Woman’s History Month by using the biographies of a diverse group of amazing women to teach economic themes, bold decision-making and creative problem solving.

This webinar features the lives of Nellie Bly, Madam C.J. Walker, Dolores Huerta and Maya Lin to name a few.  Each lesson features a specific children’s book title, instructional activities and open-ended discussion questions. Economic concepts will include entrepreneurship, productive resources, cost/benefit analysis and incentives.