Celebrating Women's History Month in the Elementary Classroom

We celebrate Women's History Month annually to honor and highlight women's contributions to American history. Last year, I introduced my online students to some of these influential women. I'm excited because we are doing it again this year!

Here are some fun facts about Women's History Month:

  • A presidential proclamation officially designated Women's History Month in the United States. In 1987, Congress passed a resolution requesting that March be recognized as Women's History Month, and in 1988, President Ronald Reagan signed the proclamation.
  • Women's History Month is not limited to the United States; it is celebrated worldwide. Various countries dedicate March to honoring and recognizing the accomplishments and contributions of women in their respective societies.
  • Women's History Month extends its celebration across various fields, including literature, music, film, and sports. Many events and programs are organized to highlight women's impact in these areas and inspire future generations.
  • While Women's History Month is a time of celebration, it also serves as a reminder of the ongoing need for gender equality. The month encourages ongoing advocacy for women's rights and equal opportunities in all aspects of life.

There are many ways to celebrate Women's History Month in the classroom. You can read books, create crafts and projects, or start a book club. Here are some ways how you can celebrate this wonderful celebration with your elementary students:

  • Poetry Writing. Have students compose poems or creative writing pieces inspired by influential women. This allows for self-expression while fostering an appreciation for literary contributions made by women.
  • Book Club. Create a Women's History Month book club featuring literature written by or about inspiring women. Discussing these works can lead to meaningful conversations about women's experiences and contributions.
  • Community Outreach Project. Encourage students to initiate projects that contribute to their community in honor of Women's History Month. This could include volunteering, awareness campaigns, or fundraisers for organizations supporting women's causes.
  • Reading Activities. This reading activity (available in my TPT store) contains nine literacy activities, from reading short passages to identifying nouns and verbs to solving picture puzzles! (I must say, the picture puzzles are students' favorite!)

  • Classroom Posters. Ask your students to help you hang these posters on your classroom walls or bulletin board!

There are so many ways to celebrate Women's History Month in the classroom! Honestly, this is one of my favorite months, and I can't wait to showcase to my students more influential women who shaped our society and history. 

What are you doing for Women's History Month? 

Talk soon.

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