Seasons of Service


World of Women ~ Spread the Word

What better way to beat the Holiday Gimmees and observe Red Letter Days than to practice good deeds? Here's a way to discover the true meaning of holidays and heroes. Please join us in celebrating the following Season of Service.

To celebrate March as Women's History Month, Boston's TeachNet Learn & Serve team invites students, teachers, and community members to share stories about women who have contributed to local and national history. Here are some ways to showcase women who have served:

Trail Blazers Create a local women's heritage trail modeled on The Boston Women's Heritage Trail. Founded in 1989 as a Boston Public Schools program, this private, nonprofit organization illuminates, chronicles, and disseminates information about women who have enriched Boston's history. BWHT, a longtime IMPACT II TeachNet partner, highlights women's careers and contributions for school and community.


Boston Womens Memorial Take a real or virtual tour of this tribute to Abigail Adams, Lucy Stone, and Phillis Wheatley. Write a review of the sculptures for school or local newspapers.


Neighborhood Walks Research women who made local history. Learn how one school explored its historic Charlestown neighborhood and invited the community to Walk Her Way Along a Women's History Trail.


Monumental Women Investigate statues and public art by and of women. Organize an exhibit where students design memorials honoring local heroines. Display entries in town or city hall.


Women Count Portray women who use math and technology in a Virtual Math Museum. Invite school and community to student sponsored museum tours.


Lasting Links Click on these related Web Sites. Explore ideas about birthdays & biographies, calendars & careers, people & places, questions & quotations, timelines & testimonials. Share information in publications & posters. Distribute throughout school & community.


Thanks to Mary Smoyer, President of the Boston Women's Heritage Trail and Teacher at the Trotter Elementary School, for the above photo. Costumed students display their biographies of three world famous Boston women as portrayed left to right: Isabella Stewart Gardner, Phillis Wheatley, and Annie Sullivan.

Email your service learning ideas to IMPACT II @ High School Renewal