Top 15 Women's History Month Activities

Celebrate Women's History Month (March) with one or all of our Top 15 Favorite Women's History Month Activities. There are printables, lesson plans, and more resources for you to enjoy with your class. Learn about suffragists, inventors, scientists, writers, and the history of women's rights in America.
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Updated on: January 24, 2008
This ELA-based lesson features a read-aloud of Lina Maslo's "Free as a Bird: The Story of Malala" picture book. The teacher will model how to identify character traits in characters by their actions, words, feelings, and thoughts. Guided and independent practice activities focus on reinforcing this skill. This lesson is ideal to do with students from grades 1-4 and is conducive to partner or groupwork.
This Hour of Code lesson from Vidcode will have your students laughing, learning, and celebrating strength, leadership, and the power of conviction. The lesson includes a 35-minute coding challenge and an opportunity for students to share what they've created with others. Kids will learn how to code variables, loops, and conditionals.
A perfect activity for younger children for Women's History Month! Students will create their own book about Susan B. Anthony, a founder and leader of the suffrage movement who was instrumental in earning women the right to vote. Full of facts and information about Susan B. Anthony's life, this activity is a great way to teach younger students about the suffrage movement in the U.S.
Deepen students' understanding of the stories in Amelia to Zora, about 26 women who changed the world, from Amelia Earhart to Zora Neale Hurston, with this printable teacher's guide. Activities include vocabulary building, comprehension questions, and discussion questions on women's history.

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Encourage students to learn more about Sally Ride and Christa McAuliffe, two astronaut pioneers.

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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. Students will read about scientific discoveries and inventions by Gertrude Elion, Ada Byron, Emmy Noether, Rosalind Franklin, Stephanie Kwolek, Florence Parpart, Margaret Knight, Alice Parker, Grace Hopper, Valerie Thomas, Mary Walton, and Ida Noddack.
Dig Deeper project-based learning units are a multisensory and interdisciplinary approach, incorporating learning styles for visual, auditory, kinesthetic, and tactile learners. In this Women's History Month edition called Crockpots, Crafts & Curricular Connections, former educator and best-selling children's book author, Vivian Kirkfield, shares a themed read-aloud about the surprising friendship between Ella Fitzgerald and Marilyn Monroe, curricular activities, a creative craft, and a healthy recipe for veggie-topped English muffin pizza.
Read about the history of women's rights in the United States. This printable warm-up includes a nonfiction passage about women's rights and comprehension questions. Use this history printable to help students master important reading skills.

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This themed resource packet has everything that you need to teach your students about powerful women throughout history who have made their mark on society. Included are five cross-curricular activities are best suited for students in grades 2-5. All of the worksheets, directions, and materials lists are included.
Teach children about International Women's Day with these activities.

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Read about two accomplished women physicists: Rosalyn Yalow, who explored how isotopes could be used in medicine, and Chien-Shiung Wu, who worked on the Manhattan Project and helped collaborate on a theory to disprove the law ofconservation of parity.

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The amazing and inspiring stories of these 14 young women are brought to life for a new generation of girls through a collection of discussion questions and extension activities that support the core themes of friendship, persistence, grit, and smarts. The discussion questions are perfect for in-class post-reading group work, and the extension activities can be used as short independent projects.
Enjoy an art project that introduces students to Women's Suffrage.

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Share the story of Nikki Giovanni with your students, and assign the related activities to help them learn more about this talented poet.

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Girls interview extraordinary women, host a talk show, discuss their talents, and explore careers in this collection of inspirational activities that supplement Extraordinary Girls.

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