woman's history month Resources

See below for some awesome sites that can support your work around Women's History Month.

Women's History Month.gov

The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Virtual Workshop for Educators, Session 2: Media Literacy and Women's Magazines

Facilitated by Sarah K. Miles, this two session Virtual Workshop for Educators will explore how teachers can use this history to teach students to be careful readers of media in the present.


Brave Girls Virtual Story Time: Just Like Me by the National Women's History Museum

Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join author Vanessa Brantley-Newton as she reads her 2022 picture book, Just Like Me. Vanessa will then lead our young readers in a “draw along” and answer young readers’ questions!

March 15th 12-12:45 - this Story Time program is free, and designed for 5-8 year olds and their grownups!

All young readers are encouraged to have paper and something to draw or write with, like a pencil, marker, or pen!

The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email history@womenshistory.org at least 7 days in advance of the program.

Brave Girls Virtual Storytime: Breonna Marches Through Time

Calling all young readers and their grownups! Join Shout Mouse Press author Daveena as she reads her co-authored 2020 picture book Breonna Marches Through Time. Daveena will then talk to our young readers and their grownups about how to get started writing their own stories.

Shout Mouse Press is dedicated to centering and amplifying the voices of marginalized youth (ages 12+) via writing workshops, book publication, and public speaking opportunities.

April 19th 12-12:45 - this Story Time program is free, and designed for 5-8 year olds and their grownups!

The National Women’s History Museum strives to provide programs that are accessible to all visitors. For questions, or to request accommodations such as an ASL interpreter or captioning, please email history@womenshistory.org at least 7 days in advance of the program.

Judith Frieze, Freedom Rider

Outside In this lesson plan, students can Discover the story of one young Jewish Freedom Rider and Gandhi's principles of civil disobedience, and prepare their own civil disobedience training video.


Palestinian Women: A History of Female Resistance in Gaza and The West Bank

Outside observers tend to imagine the face of Gaza as resolutely male: the bearded Hamas “militant”, or the young man hurling stones across the border fence. But this article discusses Palestinian women, both in Gaza and the West Bank, who have a significant presence as activists, protesting against an unjust occupation, but also as the backbone of a fragmented and demoralized society.

Native American Heritage Month: Women

Native American women have made significant impacts on the United States in a wide variety of fields. The women discussed at this link are only a tiny number of those who have helped shape our country.

Herstory: 10 Puerto Rican Women Kept Out of History Books

While pages are filled with mostly white men, who are called “heroes” and “founding fathers,” women of color are often left out of the history lessons. Their accomplishments are sometimes even credited to their spouses or to a group of male colleagues, diminishing the contributions of women just as qualified as their male counterparts.

But the role women have played in Latin American history cannot be overlooked if we want to establish a more diverse and equal space for all people to see themselves reflected in their country’s stories. And Puerto Rico – a US territory that has always existed in its own cultural spectrum –  has a number of unsung female sheros; this article discusses 10.

Smithsonian Shines Light on Hawaiian Queens for Women's History Month

Remembering when the kingdom of Hawai‘i was ruled by two dope queens.

The Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center’s Learning Together program shares teaching materials on two women who critical to the history of the Hawaiian Kingdom. The Center’s Learning Lab, an online resource for educators, includes a wide range of content focusing on Queen Kapi‘olani (1834-1899) and Queen Liliʻuokalani (1838-1917)—two of the most important leaders in a rich native culture that existed long before the establishment of the United States.

Black Women's History Month

Black Women’s History Month is to embrace achievements, build understanding and awareness, and to celebrate the rich history of the past, present and future generations of not only Black Women but minority Women who are the Descendants of Africa to include: African American,  Afro-Austrailian, Afro-Mexican, Afro-Latino, Afro-Argentine, Afro-Brazilian, Afro-European, Afro Bolivian, Afro Colombian, Afro-Guyanese, Afro-Peruvian, Afro-Bahamian, Afro-Barbadian, Afro-Caribbean, Afro-Cuban, Afro-Dominican, Afro-Puerto Rican, Afro-Saint Lucian, Afro-Trinidadian and Tobagonian, Afro-Vincentian, Afro-Asian, Italians of African descent, Afro-Greeks, Afro-French, Afro-Germans, Black British. Black Women’s History Month is about unifying the community which positively impacts communities across the globe.

Executive & Legislative Documents

The Law Library of Congress has compiled guides to commemorative observations, including a comprehensive inventory of the Public Laws, Presidential Proclamations and congressional resolutions related to Women’s History Month.

The National Women’s History Museum

The NWHM educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the United States. NWHM is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation's history.

Lesson Plans: Gloria Steinem, Feminism and “Living the Revolution"

This lesson challenges students to explore the evolving feminism of the 1960s by examining two texts, The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan and the speech “Living the Revolution” by Gloria Steinem. These texts, combined with a four corners activity and debate, quote analysis, and an interview transcript provide students with the tools needed to evaluate the ideological origins of second-wave feminism and then determine the extent to which their goals were achieved today. 

National Women's History Museum Digital Classroom Resources

Explore all of the resources the National Women’s History Museum has created.  There are lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and more. You can search by topic, theme, or resource type.

The National Women's History Museum: Virtual Field Trips

To book, please send an email to efieldtrips@womenshistory.org and let us know which field trip you are interested in booking, the grade level and number of students, and your preferred day and time of the field trip. We will do our best to accommodate your request. Please note that due to demand and staff availability, there is currently a 5 student minimum to book. Current Trips Include

~The Second Wave of Feminism: The Lavender Menace

~Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement

~Taking a Stand Part 1: The Beginnings of Woman Suffrage (1776-1872)

~Taking a Stand Part 2: Woman Suffrage and Protest at the White House (1872-1920)

~Women Pioneers of Computer Programming

~Katherine Johnson and the Mathematics of the Space Race

Due to overwhelming demand, all virtual field trips are fully booked through March 2021

We are able to book these programs Monday through Friday between 10:00am and 4:00pm EDT by appointment only.


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