Cultural Resources


Acknowledging the celebration of joy through Women's History 


In commemoration of Women’s History Month, we present this resource to help educators engage students in thinking broadly and critically about the experience of women. In highlighting the significant events as well as people that have made a substantial contribution to women’s experience, instruction should incorporate various elements of the curriculum including history, literature, first-person experiences, the arts, and equity. (ADL)


We integrate the women’s perspective throughout the school year as we continue to use a balanced approach to sharing perspectives.


Ways to celebrate Women’s History Month

  • Read and Discuss Women in Literature and Film
  • Identify and Discuss Women in History
  • Learn and Explore Art by Women



This month's Celebrations!

March 8, 2023


Holi - Holi is a popular ancient Hindu festival, also known as the "Festival of Love", the "Festival of Colours", and the "Festival of Spring".  It originated and is predominantly celebrated in Nepal & India but has also spread to other regions of Asia and parts of the Western world through the diaspora from the Indian subcontinent.

Holi celebrates the arrival of spring, the end of winter, the blossoming of love and for many, it is a festive day to meet others, play and laugh, forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships. The festival also celebrates the beginning of a good spring harvest season.

March 17, 2023


St. Patrick’s Day - Is a day dedicated to the celebration of Irish Culture. On this day people wear green to show their Irish pride. 


March 22, 2023 - April 21, 2023


Ramadan - Ramadan is a month-long holiday celebrated by Muslims all over the world.  


Join our equity learning community! Explore some of the books, articles, videos, and websites we have found valuable in building diversity, equity, and integration in Westwood.


Women's History Month | PBS Kids - Video that explains the history of Women’s History Month


St. Patrick's Day | PBS Kids - Video that explains the history of St. Patrick's Day


Ramadan | PBS Learning Media - GBH

Moon’s Ramadan - This picture book captures the meaning of one of the world's most joyful and important celebrations.




Stories Celebrating Black History

This Netflix series features celebrity readers sharing children’s books by Black authors to spark child-centered conversations about empathy, equity, and love.



Magic of Storytelling | Nat Geo Kids: Martin Luther King, Jr.

This Disney video features ABC news cast members sharing the story of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., a courageous civil rights leader who inspired millions of people.


Lunar New Year for Kids Video

The scholastic video explains the Lunar New Year to children and provides visual examples of traditions that celebrate the important holiday.


Students learn best when they are in school communities where their individual perspectives are valued. 

"The function of education is to teach one to think intensively and to think critically. Intelligence plus character: that is the goal of education."
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

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