March is Women’s History Month
This year’s theme is: “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”
- 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’s History Month — InfoPlease has a great collection of resources for all ages, including articles, timelines, brief biographies, quizzes and more
- Women in Congress — Historical essays about women who have served in Congress from the U.S. House of Representatives’ Office of the Historian and the Clerk of the Office of Art and Archives.
- Votes for Women: the Struggle for Women’s Suffrage — A collection of prints and photographs from the American Memory project of the Library of Congress
- Current Female Leaders — A list of women leaders from around the world from the Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership
- 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
- A Brief History of Women in Art — A brief history of women artists’ struggle for recognition and their impact on the art world, from Khan Academy
- 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
Activities for Kids
- March is Women’s History Month — A selection of nonfiction titles highlighting women’s contributions and achievements throughout history and their struggle for equality–all linked to the NOBLE catalog.
- 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 Changed 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.