March is Women’s History Month
This year’s theme is, “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment.”
- Women’s History Month — This site from the Library of Congress, National Gallery and other federal agencies and cultural organizations presents a variety of exhibits and collections, images, audio, video, and teaching resources that pay “tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.”
- Women of Influence — “21 notable American women who broke new ground, some by championing equal rights for all and others by their accomplishments in fields such as government, literature, and even in war.”
- Women’s History Month — InfoPlease has a great collection of resources for all ages, including articles, timelines, brief biographies, quizzes and more
- 300 Women who Changed the World — A collection of brief profiles from the Encyclopedia Britannica
- Women’s History — Notable women, inspiring quotes, history quizzes and more from the Biography Channel
- “Votes for Women”: Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920 — A collection of prints and photographs from the American Memory project of the Library of Congress
- What did you do in the War, Grandma? — A collection of oral histories about the World War II experiences of Rhode Island women
- Women who have left their “Stamps” on History — A list of women who have “made a significant contribution to society” and, consequently, have had a commemorative U.S. postage stamp issued in their honor; from Infoplease
- Women Artists : Self-Portraits & representations of womanhood from the Medieval Period to the Present — Biographical information about and art works by women artists, from Medieval times through the twentieth century
- Timeline: Women in Sports — Milestones by female athletes from the Infoplease website.
- The Girls of Summer — Learn about the history of women’s baseball in this great site from The Exploratorium
- Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers and Broadcasters in World War II — A special exhibit by the Library of Congress highlighting the accomplishments of eight brave and talented women
- Biographies of Women Mathematicians — Learn about women in mathematics from ancient times to the present
- Distinguished Women of Past and Present — Biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways
- The Women of the Hall — Biographies and pictures of women selected for the National Women’s Hall of Fame
Activities for Kids
- Women’s History Month Booklist for Kids/a> — Check out NOBLE’s Pinterest Board for Women’s History to find a selection of picture books and nonfiction titles highlighting women’s contributions and achievements throughout history and their struggle for equality.
- Celebrating Women’s History Month — Milestones in women’s history, videos and articles to celebrate Women’s History Month from Time Magazine’s TIME for Kids website.
- Women’s History Month — Lesson plans and online resources for students to explore women’s contributions to history worldwide from Edsitement.com
- Women Who Made History — “Discover women who have made a difference” with information and activities from Scholastic
- March is National Women’s History Month — Lesson plans for all grades from the ReadWriteThink website.