Resources for Teaching About Women's History Month

                        March is Women's History Month!

Video Created by National Women's History Museum to provide historical context on Women’s History Month and celebrate 100th anniversary.

"We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men and women are created equal."
                 ~ Elizabeth Cady Stanton

Women throughout history have fought for equality in politics, sports, theater, and many other fields. This statement made by Elizabeth Cady Stanton in her 1845 Declaration of Rights and Sentiments represented the lack of equality established within the founding documents of our country. Thomas Jefferson's words in the Declaration of Independence stated that "all men are created equal", therefore excluding half of society. 

During this month and throughout the year, we celebrate the
women in history who have challenged themselves and society to overcome the barriers set before them. The resources below provide a vast collection of primary sources that range from videoclips and photographs to monuments and speeches.

Elementary & Secondary Resources

Stories for Women's History Month
Use these Listenwise audio stories this month to help students learn about the accomplishments of amazing women of all ages, cultures, races, and abilities. Expand your students’ knowledge of the contributions of women around the world.

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Boston Women's Heritage Trail

Discover 7 walking tours and 4 mini-tours of Women’s history in neighborhoods around Boston! 

Curriculum resources with primary source documents also available.

Free Guided Walking Tours for Boston Public Schools!

Women's History Month

"The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society."

Digital Public Library of America

Primary source sets on topics related to Women's History, including:

Women’s Suffrage: Campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment

World War II: Women on the Home Front

The New Woman

Women and the Blues

National Women's History Museum

        Online exhibits organized by key topics in women's history ranging from women in sports, 

to science & technology, and film. 

Library of Congress
"Examine print materials, photographs, and webcasts presenting women’s sometimes-overlooked contributions to history; learn about women as diverse as Jane Addams, Dorothea Lange, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman and Zora Neale Hurston."

Collection of multimedia resources, lesson plans, and texts focused on key women throughout history.


Women's History

 Collection of the untold accomplishments and contributions of women have been lost from history books.

Women's History Month

K-8 collection of passages focused on biographies and topics in women's history. 
Passages include resources from the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History and HISTORY.