Women in STEM for French classes

Women in STEM for French classes

Les femmes en STIM


February 11this the International Day of Woman and Girls in Science. The United Nations declared this day and made a commitment to achieve full and equal access to and participation in science for women and girls, and further achieve gender equality and the empowerment of women and girls worldwide. How will you celebrate and recognize this day with your French class?

 I have assembled a list of helpful French resources and websites where you can access readings, videos, biographies, activities and resources to help you plan to celebrate ‘Les femmes en STIM’ with your FSL students. I hope you find these resources helpful!

Les femmes en STIM biography research project from The French Nook

Biographies and Videos


The Canadian Encyclopedia has a great collect of biographies, readings and videos (in French!) portraying the lives of women who have made a significant impact on the development of science, technology and math.  See the navigation bar on the left side of the page to read about women who studied in each discipline.


The University of Ottawa has several profiles of women working in STEM fields listed on their websites.


The Government of Canada profiles the stories of current Canadian women and how they chose a career in the STEM fields.


Here are video profiles of Canadian Women in Science with French subtitles from the Government of Canada.


Teaching Resources


Here are some FREE posters from Ingenium that you can download and share with your students. Each poster has a short reading about a Woman in STEM.


Now available from The French Nook is this research project: Les femmes en STIM projet de biographie. This research project is designed for French language learners in grades 5-9. Your students will perform in-depth research on a notable woman who has contributed to the development of research and innovation in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math throughout history. Your students will gain valuable research skills and learn to write descriptions in French and complete a full research report. Visit my TPT shop HERE

to check out this resource.

Students complete the research prompts this 'Les femmes en STIM' project and them assemble into an interactive project display. Click here to see this resource.




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