Women's History Month

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March celebrates Women's History Month. Find a selection of resources below highlighting significant women, accomplishments, and events in Women's History.


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Discovery Education Theme Page: Women's History

Discovery Education Theme Page: Women's History. From ancient Egypt's first female pharaoh to 20th-century Nobel Prize winners, survey the many contributions of women in history.


Discovery Education.

Grades K-12.

Social Studies Video Vocab: Intermediate: Suffrage

Social Studies Video Vocab: Intermediate: Suffrage. Presents the definition of the term "suffrage" and looks into the women's suffrage movement.


Discovery Education.

Grades 4-8.

Mission US

Mission 1: "For Crown or Colony?" - As you traverse 1770's Boston, interact with Phyllis Wheatley, the first published African American woman.


Mission 2: "Flight to Freedom" - Experience life as a female slave in Kentucky in the mid 1800's, and help young Lucy escape to the free North.


Mission US.

Grades 4-8.

Women's History

Women's History. Women have made vital but often little-known contributions to American history. These lesson plans and videos are based on History Detectives episodes that examine artifacts which provide clues to how women have been integral in the visual arts, in fighting political causes and on battlefields. They offer students opportunities to hold a history-based political convention, create visual arts designs, and do biographical research.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 4-12.

The Women's Movement

The Women's Movement. The Women's Movement was a diverse social moment in U.S. history. It sought equal opportunities for women in all aspects of their lives (personal, political, economic, etc.) The first wave of the women's feminist movement started in the 19th and early 20th century with leaders such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton fighting for legal rights for women such as the ability to vote and own property. The second wave of the women's movement, led by women such as Betty Friedan and Gloria Steinham, occurred in the 1960s and 70s and attempted to combat further social and political inequalities. This collection includes resources to support teaching both waves of the women's movement.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 6-12.

Women's Suffrage

Women's Suffrage. Teachers may use these Library of Congress primary source documents to support teaching about women’s suffrage in the United States. The set provides evidence for a study of the chronology of the women’s suffrage movement. It can also be used to stimulate comparisons between the suffrage movement in the U.S. and in England. This set also supports the teaching of state’s voting history, especially for states with early voting rights for women. This primary source set documents evidence from popular culture, as well as the causes and effects of the women’s suffrage movement. This set includes images, song sheets, articles, statistical documents, political cartoons and sound files.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 6-12.

Title IX and the Education Amendments of 1972

Title IX and the Education Amendments of 1972. In this lesson, students will learn about the genesis of Title IX and its impact on providing more opportunities for women in athletics and academia. Students will assume the role of a special interest group and explore the controversy surrounding Title IX, critically analyze the costs and benefits of the law, and develop a promotional campaign either supporting or objecting to Title IX.

PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 6-12.

A History of Women's Achievement in America: The Making of a New World

A History of Women's Achievement in America: The Making of a New World. Settlers of Jamestown, the first settlement, did not survive through their first winter. Again a new group of settlers went back to the new world, but this time they brought with them women and children in 1609. This proved to a be a wise decision because the survival rate of the settlement was much higher, proving that women were essential in establishing the first colonies.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.

A History of Women's Achievement in America: The Era of Women's Firsts

A History of Women's Achievement in America: The Era of Women's Firsts. As America developed more as a country, women became much more accepted. Through major achievements women began earning respect. Learn how Juana Briones established San Francisco and how Mary Lyon Founded the first women's college. Discover how Susan Magoffin traveled the Santa Fe Trail and how Maria Mitchell paved the way for women in science.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.

A History of Women's Achievement in America: America Enters the World of Nations

A History of Women's Achievement in America: America Enters the World of Nations. As America enters a world of nations, women are on the forefront of cultural advancements. Discover how Jane Addams founded the Hull House in Chicago, and learn how Nellie Bly traveled the world in 72 days. Consider how women revolutionized the arts with Mary Cassatt's contributions to Impressionist painting, Ma Rainey's blues singing, and Isadora Duncan's modern dancing.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.

A History of Women's Achievement in America: Women Speak Out

A History of Women's Achievement in America: Women Speak Out. During the second half of the 19th Century women began to speak out against the injustices they faced. Such revolutionaries as Harriet Beecher Stowe, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Tubman, Louisa May Alcott, Susan B. Anthony, Clara Barton, and Annie Oakley paved the way for women's rights.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.

A History of Women's Achievement in America: Women Begin to Transform Themselves

A History of Women's Achievement in America: Women Begin to Transform Themselves. As America progressed into the Roaring Twenties, women became more and more a part of the development of the United States of America. With political women such as Jeanette Rankin and Susan B. Anthony, the country began to understand that women deserved equality. Other women, like Edith Wharton and Georgia O'Keeffe, pushed the boundaries of the arts with new literary and artistic movements.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.

A History of Women's Achievement in America: America Becomes a Super Power

A History of Women's Achievement in America: America Becomes a Super Power. Learn about the achievements of women during the second half of the 20th Century. Discover how women impacted the world of politics and how women dominated athletics. Also investigate how African American women like Rosa Parks, Gwendolyn Brooks, and Althea Gibson changed the United States.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.

A History of Women's Achievement in America: American Women Find Their Voice

A History of Women's Achievement in America: American Women Find Their Voice. Learn about the achievements of women during the second half of the 20th Century. Discover how women found their voice. Learn how Betty Friedan started a new women's movement, and how Lynn Margulis explained the origin of biological life. Investigate how women achieved greatness through literature and athletics.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.

A History of Women's Achievement in America: A New Age of Equality

A History of Women's Achievement in America: A New Age of Equality. Learn about the achievements of women during the second half of the 20th Century. Discover how women found their voice. Learn how women have become integral achievers in the worlds of business, politics, and the arts.


Discovery Education.

Grades 6-12.

Women, War & Peace

Women, War & Peace. Women, War & Peace is a bold five-part PBS television series challenging the conventional wisdom that war and peace are men’s domain. The vast majority of today’s conflicts are not fought by nation states and their armies, but rather by informal entities: gangs and warlords using small arms and improvised weapons. The series reveals how the post-Cold War proliferation of small arms has changed the landscape of war, with women becoming primary targets and suffering unprecedented casualties. Yet they are simultaneously emerging as necessary partners in brokering lasting peace and as leaders in forging new international laws governing conflict. With depth and complexity, Women, War & Peace spotlights the stories of women in conflict zones from Bosnia to Afghanistan and Colombia to Liberia, placing women at the center of an urgent dialogue about conflict and security, and reframing our understanding of modern warfare.


PBS LearningMedia.

Grades 9-12.