Women’s History Month is a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. It grew out of a weeklong celebration of women’s achievements organized by the school district of Sonoma, California, in 1978.
These teaching resources are designed to help teachers celebrate Women’s History Month with their students. They include lesson plans, activities, biographies, videos and quizzes that highlight the achievements and contributions of women in various fields and periods of history. Some benefits of using these resources are:
- They can inspire students to learn more about the diverse and influential roles of women in society and how they have shaped the world we live in today.
- They can foster critical thinking, creativity and communication skills among students as they explore different topics and perspectives related to women’s history.
- They can support the curriculum standards and objectives of various subjects such as social studies, language arts, science and math.