Wednesday, February 21, 2007

Womens' History Month Activities

March is Womens' History Month!

Celebrate some of the marvelous accomplishments of women throughout history.
Have your students select a famous woman in history and read and collect images about her life and contributions using books, magazines, and the Internet.
Possible Products:
--An essay about the special characteristics and contributions of the woman combined with the collected images can be made into a digital story.

--Essays can be posted into a blog to be read and commented on by other students, parents, teachers, and staff members.
Do a daily scavenger hunt - Education World has a site all ready to go.


National Museum of Women's History
The NWHM, founded in 1996, is a nonpartisan, nonprofit educational institution dedicated to preserving, interpreting, and celebrating the diverse historic contributions of women, and integrating this rich heritage fully into our nation's history. Visit the Museum

Lists of Famous Women in History - Living Vignettes - huge site

Alphabetical List of Famous Women in History with biographies - really BIG site

Women of the Century - 100 Years of American Heroes

Biographies of Famous Women

History's Women -

Women in History links from Embracing the Child

Women of NASA

16 Women in Science from San Diego Supercomputing

Biographies of Women Mathematicians from Agnes Scott College

Women in Science over 4000 years

First Ladies of the United States of America

Women Nobel Prize Laureates

Women of Achievement from Equity

Women Who Changed History

Famous Women Writers of Color from the University of Minnesota

---------------- Other Lesson Plan Ideas-----------
  • Education World: Celebrate Women's History Month!
    Features lessons, activities, and resources to involve your students in the study of women's contributions to the world. Resource
  • Teaching with Historic Places: Women's History Lesson Plans
    Created by National Park Service interpreters, preservation professionals, and educators, these lessons are free and ready for immediate classroom use by students in history and social studies classes. Resource
  • Many Activities from

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