March into Women’s History Month

March is Women’s History Month

March is National Women’s History Month. If you’re looking to supplement your child’s education or develop a lesson plan for your classroom, there are plenty of on-line resources, lessons and activities that parents and teachers can use to get their children involved in the study of women’s contributions to the world.


  • Women’s Words of Wisdom
    Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous women. (Ages 9 & up)
  • Why Not a Woman?
    Many people in the United States think a new federal holiday should be added. Some members of Congress agree, but only if that holiday honors an important woman. That’s where you come in! You and your classmates must nominate a woman you think is important enough to have a federal holiday named after her.
  • Women of Accomplishment: An Internet Scavenger Hunt
    Pose a question a day about women’s history, and expand your students’ knowledge about the many ways women sustain the American spirit.
  • Women of the Century: An Education World WebQuest
    This Women’s History WebQuest challenges students to make use of bookshelf and online resources to create an Encyclopedia of the Century’s Notable Women.
  • Bring Women’s History to Life!
    Educate and inspire tomorrow’s men and women with activities relating to important women of the past and present with activities that cross the curriculum and the grades.
  • Honoring the American Woman
    These lessons will help your students recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of American women throughout history.
  • Women Who Left Their Stamp on History
    Use the “Women Who Left Their Stamp On History” Web site to learn more about five famous women.


  • Sites to See: Women’s Suffrage
    In 1848, at the Seneca Falls Convention, Elizabeth Cady Stanton presented a Declaration of Sentiments, in which she asserted women’s right to vote. In 1920, the19th Amendment to the Constitution, which granted U.S. women the right to vote, was ratified. What happened during the 72 years between those two historical events?
  • Kids Fill the Gap in Women’s History
    In this story, meet the teachers (and some of the kids) behind three wonderful student-created online resources for teaching about women’s history.
  • Great Sites for Teaching About …
    Women’s History
  • Women’s History Gets its Due on the Web
    Often overlooked by historians, women have contributed to the development of national and international societies just as men have.
  • March Into Women’s History Month
    Education World has visited a number of Web sites dedicated to Women’s History Month and the Women’s Rights Movement. We’ve chosen some of the best to share with you.

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5 Comments on “March into Women’s History Month

  1. Women in the United States

    Updates on U.S. government activities and data related to women in the United States. Features articles, publications, and links to material on Women’s History Month (March), Domestic Violence Awareness Month (October), International Women of Courage Awards, and more. From the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of International Information Programs. (LII)

  2. Girl Scout History

    History of the Girl Scouts of the USA, which was founded in 1912 by Juliette Gordon Low. Features a biography of Juliette “Daisy” Gordon Low, an illustrated timeline, links to museum exhibits (such as the history of Girl Scout uniforms and Girl Scout cookies), and a “This Month in Girl Scout History” feature. From the official website of the Girl Scouts of the USA. (LII)


    Josephine Baker: Image and Icon
    “In celebration of the 100th anniversary of Baker’s birth [in 1906], the exhibition explores the development of her image, first as an exotic phenomenon in a mid-1920s Paris that was infatuated with African-American culture, then as a glamorous cabaret star and finally as a Civil Rights advocate.” This slideshow features images of Baker accompanied by audio of the “Jubilee Stomp” by Duke Ellington. From the National Portrait Gallery, Smithsonian Institution.

    America’s Story: Harriet Tubman
    Brief biography and series of stories about the life of Harriet Tubman, “a runaway slave from Maryland who became known as the ‘Moses of her people.'” Illustrated essays describe Tubman’s escape from slavery, her role as conductor of the Underground Railroad, and her work during the U.S. Civil War. From the Library of Congress.


  4. The Library of Congress: Women’s History Month

    Compilation of Library of Congress materials for Women’s History Month (March). Features biographies, audio clips, images, classroom materials, and links to relevant collections and exhibits. From the Library of Congress.

  5. March 8th is International Woman’s Day (IWD)

    Material about the celebration of this March 8 day that “has been observed since … the early 1900’s” and is an official holiday in several countries. Features a brief history of the holiday, a calendar of IWD events throughout the world, and news with links to related sites. The site is provided by Aurora, a company that connects business and professional women.” (LII)

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