Women's History Month - Valiant Women of the Vote

Women's History Month Resources

  • For Educators
    For Parents, Families, and Caregivers

Women’s History Month is a time to honor ordinary and extraordinary women, explore women’s achievements and struggles throughout history, and acknowledge women’s contributions to our society. The 2021 theme for Women's History Month is “Valiant Women of the Vote: Refusing to Be Silenced.”

Women’s History Month is an excellent time to talk with students about gender stereotypes and bias, hail important women in history, discover more about women’s issues and their fight for equity, read literature that celebrates women and girls, analyze sexism and explore its causes and solutions. As with other similarly themed months, it is important not to isolate exploration of women’s history and culture into one month during the year. Women’s history is U.S. history and should be integrated into the curriculum throughout the school year. 

Below is a list of K-12 curriculum and other educational resources to bring Women’s History Month to your classrooms and schools.

Lesson Plans on Notable Women and Women's History in General

Lesson Plans on Sexism and Women's Equity

Is Olympic Coverage Sexist?

Middle School,
High School
This lesson provides an opportunity for middle and high school students to learn more about the 2016 Olympics, reflect on what they’ve seen and heard and assess the extent to which there is sexism and stereotypes in the coverage of the 2016 Olympics.

Children's Literature with Educator and Parent Discussion Guides and Other Books

Under My Hijab

As a young girl observes six very different women in her life who each wear the hijab in a unique way, she also dreams of the rich possibilities of her own future, and how she will express her own personality through her hijab.

Resources for Parents and Families