March is Women’s History Month and it’s a great time to discover, study, and celebrate 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 are enough Women’s History Month lesson plans, crafts, games and activities here for you to fill the entire month of March!
Enjoy learning about female role models in history!
Why Do We Celebrate Women’s History Month?
Women’s History Month was created to recognize, honor, and celebrate the many contributions that women have made throughout history to culture and society. The month also recognizes the struggles of women and the accomplishments over those struggles. The National Women’s History Project petitioned Congress and in 1987 March was proclaimed Women’s History Month. It is celebrated in March to create activities around International Women’s Day, which is March 8.
About Women In History Month [VIDEO]
What is women’s day history?
Check out this short video for an explanation of Women’s History Month, Women’s History Month facts, and why we celebrate women and famous female heroes:
You can also read the full history of why Women’s History Month was created on the National Women’s History Alliance site.
11 Awesome National Women’s History Month Activities
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:
Women’s History Month Activities #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 Activities #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.
Women’s History Month Activities #4. Check Out Women’s History Month Printables for Elementary Students
Education.com also has a TON of different printables and worksheets about women that you can download.
(Some are free and some are paid. Just filter on “FREE” to see those.)
Also, they are listed by grade level and by course topic (social studies, reading and writing, etc.), so that’s helpful if you’re searching for a particular area!
Women’s History Month Activities #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 K-12
ZinnEdProject.org also has a wide variety of women’s history topic listed by grade level.
Women’s History Month Activities #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:
- African American Women Artists
- Women in aviation and space
& SO MUCH 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’s History Month Activities #8. Study Stamps of Women in History
OK, this is one of the absolutely COOLEST THINGS on this list!
(Not only is it cool, it’s really unique and gives a learning twist for 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.
(So awesome, right?)
Women’s History Month Activities #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:
Women’s History Month Activities #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.
Women’s History Month Activities #11. Read Awesome Women in History Books
You knew reading had to be on this list amazing list of activities, right?
(It’s like you don’t know me . . . AT ALL.)
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:
If you don’t know about Brad Meltzer’s I AM children’s book series, they are SO GOOD!
(You won’t be disappointed!)
I AM: Ordinary People Change the World Books by Brad Meltzer
Here are some of our favorites in the I AM: Ordinary People Change the World book series about women: