March is National Women’s History Month and the 2017 theme, “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business” acknowledges the many women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force.
Why Women’s History?
As recently as the 1970’s, women’s history was a virtually unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or even in general public consciousness. In 1980, however, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week. Within a few short years, thousands of schools and communities were celebrating National Women’s History Week. And, in 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity.
Women’s History Month Resources for teachers, parents and students:
- TeachingHistory.org’s Women’s History Resources: Learning resources, lesson plans, and a long list of quizzes and printables for the classroom.
- Online Exhibits From the National Women’s History Museum: biographies, videos, and interactives.
- EDSITEment Women’s History Resources: lesson plans, teaching resources and worksheets.
- Women’s History Resources for Teachers: packaged lesson plans, audio and video resources, and photo projects.
- Science NetLinks Women’s History Collection: lesson plans that cover women in STEM fields.
- ReadWriteThink’s Women’s History: lesson plans, a list of links to online women’s history resources, after-school ideas for teaching women’s history for parents.
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