Beginning in March of 1981 with Women’s History Week and in correspondence with International Women’s Day on March 8, Women’s History Month is an exciting, monthlong celebration that is celebrated in the United States, United Kingdom, and Australia to commemorate women and their contributions to society.
Many students and teachers in K–12 classrooms will celebrate inspirational women from various cultures, ethnicities, and economic backgrounds, such as Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, and many more! As students celebrate women’s history and their impact in furthering the rights and agendas of women, we’re sharing some of our favorite ways to celebrate Women’s History Month!
- Bring Women’s History Month to Life for Little Learners
Little learners love moving and grooving while learning! Play a classroom-appropriate song from an influential artist such as Aretha Franklin and then have students build the letters in the singer’s name using Roll–A–Dough Letters® or Wood Pieces.
- Have Students Write a Letter of Learning and Gratitude
Teach students about an influential woman such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton and an event like the Women’s Rights Movement. Then, have students write a letter to the women who participated in the Women’s Right Movement, explaining what they learned and thanking them for their contributions.
- Use Keyboarding to Promote Learning about Women’s Accomplishments
Have students type a paragraph or sentence about a woman who was the first to achieve her accomplishment such as Amelia Earhart who was the first female aviator to fly across the Atlantic Ocean alone.
Women’s History Month is an exciting opportunity to further your students’ learning, celebrate women, and to practice early learning, handwriting, and keyboarding skills!