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Women's History Month Lesson Plans and Activities

womens history monthEach March, Education World -- and the rest of the world -- recognizes Women's History Month. Following are lessons, activities, and resources to involve your students in the study of women's contributions to the world.


Honoring the American Woman
These lessons will help your students recognize and celebrate the accomplishments of American women throughout history.

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.

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's Words of Wisdom
Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous women. (Grades 4-12)

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 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.


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 ...
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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.

Updated 02/26/2015