March is Women’s History Month and 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!
10 National Women’s History Month Activities
1. Watch Videos About Women’s History Month
Videos are always a great (and fun!) place to start. Check out these women in history videos:
2. Check out WomensHistoryMonth.gov
Another place to start is at WomensHistoryMonth.gov. A cool thing about this site is that they have a huge collection of history photos, as well as audio and video, so you can really immerse your learner into history with information and timelines.
Also, don’t miss the Teacher’s Resources on their site.
3. Don’t Miss National Women’s History Museum
You do not want to miss the National Women’s History museum site. Not only do they have 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, but the categories have online exhibits you can view. Super cool!
4. Check Out Women’s History Month Printables for Elementary Students
TimeForKids.com has a list of free Women’s History Month printables sorted by elementary school age.
Education.com also has a 56 (!) different printables about women that you can download for free. 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
Kids.gov has an interesting lesson plan for grades 6 and up where kids will:
- Use photographs, cartoons, and history to understand the evolution women’s roles and the social reaction to equality movements.
- Consider the historical reasons that contributed to the creation of legal limits for women and how they changed over time.
- Discuss and assess the importance of constitutional amendments expanding women’s rights (19th Amendment) and the ever expanding role of women in government.
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 including Harriet Tubman, women scientists, women 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 but also different historical events like women’s suffrage, women’s march, and more.
8. Study Stamps of Women in History
If you love studying stamps with your homeschoolers, 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!) Also check out women on stamps at the National Women’s History Museum.
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. The Department of Defense has a quick and interesting video 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.
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10. Celebrate Women in STEM
Interested in focusing on women in STEM? Check out ScienceNetLinks.com which has a variety of resources to celebrate women and their contributions to science.