11 Women’s History Month Activities

Women in History | 11 Women's History Month Activities

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March is Women’s History Month.

It’s a great time to study some awesome women and their contributions to history.

And, don’t worry, we’ve done all the legwork for you so that you can get right into the fun and not waste time researching.

There’s enough here for you to fill the entire month of March!

Enjoy!



About Women In History Month

What is women’s day history?

Check out this short video for an explanation of Women’s History Month:

11 Awesome National Women’s History Month Activities

1. Watch Videos About Women’s History Month

Videos are always a great (and fun!) place to start.

So, be sure to check out these women in history videos:

African American Women in History

Women in 19th Century

First Ladies in History

Women in Politics

Women's History Month| Women in History: Pocahontas

Pocahontas was famous for helping with colonial settlement at Jamestown, Virginia.

2. Check out WomensHistoryMonth.gov

Another fantastic place to start when studying women in history is at WomensHistoryMonth.gov.

Also, a cool thing about this site is that they have a huge collection of history photos, as well as audio and video. You can really immerse your learner into history with information and timelines.

Lastly, don’t miss the Teacher’s Resources on their site.

Women's History Month | Women in History : Harriet Adams

Harriet Chalmers Adams was an American explorer, writer and photographer.

3. Don’t Miss National Women’s History Museum

You do not want to miss the National Women’s History museum site!

This site has a large amount of interesting topics like:

• Women in fashion

• Entrepreneurial woman

• Chinese American women in history

• Girls changing history

• Women in early film (and SO MUCH MORE)

The categories also have online exhibits you can view.

Super cool!

Women in History : Helen Keller

Helen Adams Keller, blind and deaf American author, political activist, lecturer and co-founder of ACLU.

4. Check Out Women’s History Month Printables for Elementary Students

Education.com also has a 56 (!) different printables about women that you can download for free.

Also, they are listed by grade level and by course topic (social studies, reading and writing, etc.).

5. Or, Get Women’s History Month Lesson Plans for  Grades 6-12

NEA.gov has a very large selection of women in history lesson plans and activities.

Scholastic.com also has a huge selection of resources that are broken down by grade level, from Kindergarten all the way through Grade Level 12.

ZinnEdProject.org also has a wide variety of women’s history topic listed by grade level.



7. View Some Women’s History Month Teaching Resources

SmithsonianEducation.org has an eclectic mix of teaching resources that cover a variety of women like:

• Harriet Tubman

• Scientists

• Inventors

• Women in aviation and space (and more)

Some of the information has children’s activities that you can download, too.

EducationWorld.com also has a huge list of resources, categorized by different women in history.

They also have different historical events like women’s suffrage, women’s march, and more.

Women in History: Louisa May Alcott

Louisa May Alcott, American novelist and poet, and author of Little Women

8. Study Stamps of Women in History

If you love studying stamps with your homeschoolers (or even if you don’t, it’s still cool!), be sure to check out Women Who Left Their “Stamps” on history.

Each stamp gives detailed information about the woman featured and shows the stamp.

(Pretty cool!)

Women in History : Military

Bessie Coleman, First African American Pilot

9. Review Women in Military

We often overlook women who served in the military when talking about women’s history. However, women have served an important part of the military for a very long time.

Watch this quick video from The Department of Defense on different women who served in the military.

It’s a great starting point if you want to study more about women in the military!

Also check out:

A History of US Women in the Military

Women in the Army

African American Women in WWII

Famous Women in Air Force History

Women in History: Military

Kalpana Chawla was American astronaut who died during the failed re-entry of Space Shuttle Columbia.

10. Celebrate Women in STEM

Interested in focusing on women in STEM (science, technology, engineering, math)?

Check out ScienceNetLinks.com which has a variety of resources to celebrate women and their contributions to science.

11. Read Awesome Women in History Books

Check out our list of famous women in history books for kids.

If you have little ones, they can also read along with this cool Rosa Parks book on this video:


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