Women's History Month Lesson Plans & Resources
A Legacy of Empowerment: Women's History Month Lesson Plans
Use these timely preK-12 lesson plans and class activities to incorporate key figures and historical events in your Women’s History Month lesson planning. This Share My Lesson collection spans topics like women’s suffrage and women’s rights and features influential women in science, social justice and sports. Read this blog for more ideas on how to make Women's History Month relevant for all students. You may also find of interest the #MeToo resource collection on combating harassment and creating inclusive classrooms.
Women’s history was first celebrated in the United States in March 1981 when Congress authorized the celebration on Women’s History Week. In 1987, upon the request of the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed a resolution to declare March Women’s History Month. Since that time, each president has continued to sign the resolution on an annual basis to continue the tradition of Women’s History Month celebrations.
This year, August 18th marks the centennial celebration of the passage of the 19th Amendment, granting women the right to vote in the Untied States. Throughout women's history month and leading up to the 19th Amendment Centennial on August 18th, 2020, celebrate the achievements, brilliance, and legacies of the women that tranformed society and paved the road for the struggle for equality that continues today. Explore preK-12 lesson plans, resources and more including activities like:
- Chronicles of Courage: Women Airforce Service Pilots
- The Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and Today
- Dolores Huerta: A Civil Rights Icon
Find more free prek-12 Women's HIstory Month lesson plans and resources in our curated collection on women's suffrage and the 19th amendment.
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