Women’s History Month Resources

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Women’s History Month is in full swing. Schools are notoriously bad at having resources on hand to help teachers give students a well-rounded education about women’s accomplishments. So, here are some online resources to help you teach Women’s History Month in a way that is both engaging and practical for your students.

1.       Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement (Duke University)

There are over 50 documents concerning the women’s liberation movement of the 60s and 70s. This collection includes journals, newspaper articles, speeches, papers, and manifestos. Perfect for older students studying primary source documents.

2.       Women’s History Month Classroom Activities (National Education Association)

This is a collection of lesson plans, readings, and activities.  It is a perfect resource because it is aggregated by grade level and resource type. 

3.       Newsela

This website is most known for current events and news articles, but it also has an extensive collection of articles of historical relevance. It’s an easily searchable website and a search for “Women’s History” returns tons of article results. The best part: Newsela specializes in differentiation for various reading levels, meaning you can give your entire class the same article, but written at various reading levels. This helps teachers differentiate their instruction easily.   

4.       BrainPOP

This website offers videos, activities, and games for a variety of education topics including women’s history. The videos are fun and engaging cartoons that even older students enjoy. In addition to the videos, there are games and quizzes that accompany the videos.  Most of the commonly taught women’s heroes are featured on this site. This resource is great for elementary and middle school students who need funny videos to break up the monotony of a long school day. Before subscribing and paying for this resource, check with your district first to find out if your district has already purchased a district-wide account.

5.       The History Channel Women’s History Website (The History Channel)

The History Channel has been maligned in recent years for an increased focus on reality TV and dramas at the expense of history, but their website is still a great resource. The women’s history section contains videos, articles and a variety of other resources. It’s also fairly easy for students to browse themselves, so it would be great for independent work or a research project.

Do you know of any other great resources for Women’s History Month? Tell us in the comments below.

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Andrew Pillow

Andrew is a technology teacher at KIPP Indy College Prep. He is graduate of the University of Kentucky and a Teach for America Alum. Andrew just recently finished his commitment as a Teach Plus Policy fellow, and he is looking forward to putting the skills he's learned to good use. Andrew has written for several publications in the past on a wide variety of topics but will be sticking to education for his role on Indy/Ed.