Women's History Month Resources

  • For Educators

Women’s History Month is a time to celebrate ordinary and extraordinary women, explore women’s achievements and struggles throughout history and honor women’s contributions to our culture. Since 1987, the United States has been commemorating Women’s History Month and each year, a special Presidential Proclamation is issued which honors the achievements of American women. The 2017 theme is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.”

In schools and classrooms, 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 equal rights throughout history, read great 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 United States history and should be integrated into the curriculum throughout the school year. 

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

Curriculum

Children's Books

Education Resources