Celebrate Women's History Month
- Grades: 1–2, 3–5, 6–8
It may be hard to imagine today, but women were mostly absent from history books until the 1970s. In 1978, Sonoma County, California, began a "Women's History Week" designed to fill in those textbook blanks.
March became Women's History Month in 1981 when Congress approved a joint resolution by Senator Orrin Hatch (R-Utah) and Representative Barbara Mikulski (D-MD).
Today, few fields are left without prominent women leaders and trail blazers making headlines and paving the way for the next generation of aspiring young girls. Check out these Scholastic Kids Press Corps interviews for an idea of who will grace the pages of the next set of history books printed.
For the latest on national and international events, movies, television, music, sports, and more, check out the Scholastic News Kids Press Corps homepage.