Bringing Women’s History Month into the Classroom
Until relatively recently the scope of women’s history was undervalued and overlooked. Women’s history month is a perfect time to talk about the tenacity, courage, and creativity of women. This year's theme is "Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.” Here are a few ways you can bring Women’s History Month into the classroom.
- Scrapbook Assignment – Students can work in groups or singular in this assignment. Figure out how you want your scrapbook to be laid out. They can be themed, such as: women in sports, women in science, or women in politics. They can also be arranged chronologically or alphabetically. Have your students work on the pages and include data, a summary, and (of course) photos!
- Teaching a coding class? Have the students code a small animation for Women’s History Month.
- Women Scientists & Inventors Printable Book (Grades 4-8) The articles in this printable book highlight the achievements of 16 women in STEM fields. The challenging puzzles will test your students' comprehension of each article.
- Make a ‘Who Am I’ Book! Here are the complete instructions.
Books for Women’s History Month
1. The Pink Hat by Andrew Joyner (Grades K-2)
2. Frida Kahlo and her Animalitos by Monica Brown (Grades K-2)
3. Mae Among the Stars by Roda Ahmed (Grades K-3)
4. Before She Was Harriet by Lesa Cline-Ransome (Grades 1-4)
5. No Truth Without Ruth: The Life of Ruth Bader Ginsburg by Kathleen Krull (Grades 2-6)
6. Amina’s Voice by Hena Kahn (Grades 3-7)
7. Lucky Broken Girl by Ruth Behar (Grades 5-7)
8. Little Women by Louisa May Alcott (Grades 6 and up)
9. Piecing Me Together by Renee Watson (Gr 7 and up)
10. The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas (Grades 8 and up)
- Women’s History Month
- American Library Association – Women’s History Month Resources
- National Women’s History Museum
- Digital classroom resources for Women’s History Month