Women's History Month: A Collection of Teaching Resources
- Grades: PreK–K, 1–2, 3–5, 6–8, 9–12
Celebrate Women's History Month with lesson plans and online activities that honor women who made a difference.
Founding Women's History Month
Learn the idea behind creating such a celebration, and why it's observed in March.
Why study women's history? Because it approaches the past with a wide-angle lens, taking in a much wider vision of what was going on in any given time period.
Read the text of the congressional resolution, passed by both the Senate and the House of Representatives, that designated the month of March as Women's History Month.
Historic Events and Movements
Delve into women's history with this time line documenting important events such as the Salem Witch Trials and the Equal Pay Act.
Resources, tips, and ideas to help students begin brainstorming and writing about this hallmark of democracy.
Use these activities to teach students how women in the United States and around the world fought for their right to vote.
Use these lesson plans and other resources for teaching the "Women's Suffrage: The History of Women's Right to Vote" online activity with students in grades 1-8.
Interactive Histories of Pioneering Women
Celebrate Women’s History Month by studying five women who made a difference, from Sally Ride to Rosa Parks.
Students will learn about American hero Amelia Earhart's short but incredible life by following a timeline and writing a news story.
In this online activity, share the heroic story of Rosa Parks, who played a pivotal role in the civil rights movement.
Through reading and writing activities, students explore the life of Melba Pattillo, one of the nine African American students who integrated Central High School in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 1957.
With slide shows, video, and a digital magazine, learn how Ruby Bridges desegregated a New Orleans school in 1960.
Students can meet super scientist Mae Jemison, the first black female astronaut, and read her incredible story from girlhood to NASA.
Classroom Activities and Projects
Our girls desperately need role models of women pursuing meaningful careers in science and technology. Let's use Women’s History Month to tackle a 21st-century problem: the underrepresentation of women in STEM professions.
Teacher recommendations for ways to commemorate Women's History Month in the classroom.
It's mid-March, and our Women's History Month celebrations are in full swing....
An innovative unit plan for studying Amelia Earhart and practicing the step-by-step expository writing process.
Find language arts and social studies lessons to teach about prominent women in history.
March is Women's History Month. Use these books and ideas to teach your students about the contributions inspiring women have made and inspire your own students to make history someday.
In And Not Afraid to Dare: The Stories of Ten African-American Women, Tonya Bolden writes about ten women who can serve as inspiration for us all. Use this guide to start a discussion about these important female pioneers.
A discussion guide for A Time For Courage: The Suffragette Diary of Kathleen Bowen, Washington D.C., 1917 by Kathryn Lasky, part of the Dear America historical fiction series.
Students will learn about important women in American history by reading Remember the Ladies and conducting research about women during different time periods.