March is Women’s History Month!
Women and girls are historic ALL year round, but March gives us a chance to celebrate the ways that women have contributed to our history for Women’s History Month. International Women’s Day is celebrated on March 8th; in addition, there is a whole list of amazing milestones for women’s history that March is also known for (Source: CNN):
- Title IX, which prohibits sex discrimination in all federally funded education programs, was passed by the Senate on March 1, 1972. It became law later that year. In fact, the educators who formed the first Women’s History Week a few years later did so to help schools comply with Title IX regulations.
- The Equal Rights Amendment, a constitutional amendment which guarantees rights regardless of sex past those assured by the 19th Amendment, passed the Senate on March 22, 1972.
- Earlier in the 20th century, two significant women’s suffrage events took place in March. The first major suffragist parade took over Washington, DC, on March 3, 1913, and the National Woman’s Party, a political group dedicated to women’s suffrage, was officially formed in March 1917.
Girlhood: It’s Complicated
Discover the Girlhood: It’s Complicated exhibition at the National Museum of American History! On their website, you’ll find a “commemoration of the anniversary of woman suffrage by exploring the concept of girlhood in the United States, but also how girls changed history in five areas: politics, education, work, health, and fashion.”
“We argue that girlhood has an unexpected and complicated history and that girls, like suffragists, used their voices to make a difference.”
To view the exhibition from home, follow this link or click the image below!
Heroes throughout History
National Geographic Kids has a super-cool kid-friendly list of women heroes for your kids to be inspired by. Susan B. Anthony, Ruth Bader Ginsberg, Shirley Chrisholm, Sacagewea, Harriet Tubman, and more – this article is worth checking out! Follow this link to read more, or click the image below.
Girls With Ideas:
31 Ways to Celebrate Women’s History Month
Girls With Ideas has an awesome article on their website about ways to celebrate Women’s History Month as a family. Here’s what their site says: “From history (we prefer to call it ‘herstory’) and heroes (‘sheroes’), to empowering your girl to find her voice and be a confident, creative leader: this list has it all.” Follow this link or click the picture below for ways to celebrate Women’s History Month this year!
Women’s History Month Read- Alouds
“I Am Enough”
“Shaking Things Up”
We hope you enjoy!