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Women’s History Month Resources for Kids

Women’s History Month is an opportunity to inspire kids through stories of courage, resilience, and innovation. As your kids learn about women who have shaped our society, they’ll gain an appreciation for challenging stereotypes, breaking barriers, and creating a more equitable world.

Women’s History Month is celebrated every year during the month of March. It began in 1978 as Women’s History Week, but from 1987 onward, the commemoration has spanned the entire month.

To kickstart this year’s Women’s History Month, we’ve gathered some free, digital resources for you and your family. Tailored towards kids, parents, and educators, these Women’s History Month educational resources focus on the remarkable achievements of women throughout history. Let’s get started!

Why We Celebrate Women’s History Month

Why March is National Women’s History Month (National Women’s History Alliance)

This page from the National Women’s History Alliance provides an overview of how Women’s History Month was founded. School boards and local governments had to work hard to get the month officially recognized by the U.S. Congress!

Women’s History Month (National Geographic Kids)

Find out how Women’s History Month was started, who it honors, and how the celebration has changed from the 1970s to today.

Why It’s Important to Teach Kids About Women’s History Month (Today)

In this article, a history teacher explains why women’s history is often overlooked in classrooms, and why learning about the contributions of women is essential for a well-rounded education.

PBS Learning Media: Women’s History Month (PBS Kids)

This video does a great job explaining Women’s History Month for kids. It covers what Women’s History Month is and what types of historical figures it celebrates.

Important Dates in Women’s History

Women’s Footprint in History (UN Women)

This interactive website provides a timeline of women’s history, all the way from 400 B.C. to modern day. It connects historical breakthroughs with modern facts and figures, reminding us that there is still more progress left to be made.

Women’s History All Year (National Women’s History Alliance)

This resource features a list of notable events in women’s history for every month of the year. Are there any important milestones that fall on your child’s birthday? This could be a great jumping-off point for further research.

Women’s History Milestones: A Timeline (History.com)

This resource covers important events in U.S. women’s history. It focuses on topics such as the suffrage movement, the civil rights movement, and women in politics.

Women’s Rights Timeline (National Archives)

The National Archives’ interactive timeline marks important dates in women’s history. It starts with women petitioning for suffrage and ends with Sandra Day O’Connor becoming the first woman to serve on the Supreme Court.

Women’s History Online Exhibits and Virtual Field Trips

Standing Up for Change: African American Women and the Civil Rights Movement (National Women’s History Museum)

The National Women’s History Museum website has a wide range of online exhibits to help you and your child learn about different aspects of women’s history. The Standing Up for Change exhibit focuses on women’s role in the civil rights movement.

The Women of NASA (National Women’s History Museum)

Another great online exhibit from the National Women’s History Museum is The Women of NASA, which showcases the various roles women have held at NASA over the years.

Votes for Women: A Visual History (Brandywine River Museum of Art)

Take a virtual field trip to this museum exhibit focused on the United States suffrage movement. This exhibit focuses on how women spread their message through magazines, posters, art, and more.

Women of the Hall (National Women’s Hall of Fame)

With this digital directory, you can learn about all of the women who have been inducted to the National Women’s Hall of Fame. There is a full bio for each inductee.

Children’s Books About Women’s History

Celebrating Women’s History Month With Picture Book Biographies (Reading Rockets)

This themed book list focuses on picture book biographies of women who have made an impact on the world. Ameila Earhart, Rosa Parks, Ella Fitzgerald, Eleanor Roosevelt, and many other influential women are featured here.

13 Children’s Books to Inspire Young People for Women’s History Month (Mashable)

Discover 13 children’s books that can help your child envision success. The books are centered around women who have made incredible contributions in music, politics, science, and more.

15 Children’s Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month (PBS Kids)

This curated selection of books from PBS Kids highlights both historic and modern-day women, making it a great resource for teaching kids about women’s history.

Books to Celebrate Women’s History Month (Scholastic)

This resource features 24 book recommendations separated by age group (from preschool to high school). All of the books either honor women from history or feature strong female characters.

We encourage our BASIS Charter School community to not only celebrate the incredible achievements of women during the month of March, but all year long! By teaching our students about women’s history, we aim to empower the next generation of leaders. For more resources from the BASIS Charter Schools network, check out our latest articles.

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Amy Licht
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