By Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, Curriki
Women have often been left out of the telling of our history. But March is Women’s History Month, which presents a great opportunity to study the many ways that women have had an impact on history.
Growing out of a small-town school event in California, Women’s History Month has evolved into a celebration of women’s contributions to history, culture and society. The United States has observed it every March since 1987.
Curriki has resources from a variety of sources to bring an exploration of the role of women in history into your classroom. Here are a few:
Stories of women’s achievements are integral to the fabric of history. Women’s stories provide the essential role models that young people need to face the challenges of the 21st century.
The theme for National Women’s History Month this year is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business.” Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid. The National Women’s History Project highlights women who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force.
The National Women’s History Museum affirms the value of knowing Women’s History, illuminates the role of women in transforming society and encourages all people, women and men, to participate in democratic dialogue about our future. Download free posters for your classroom that feature Women Working for Equality, Standing Up For Change, Arts and Culture, Science and Technology, and more.
Women’s History and Heritage Month celebrates the contributions that women have made in all aspects of society. Learn more about their accomplishments through a selection of articles and photo galleries from the Smithsonian Institution.
This collection includes resources about great women in US. history, including Harriett Tubman and Frida Kahlo.
What will you do in the classroom to celebrate women this month?
Janet Pinto, Chief Academic Officer & Chief Marketing Officer, leads and manages all of Curriki’s content development, user experience and academic direction. Learn more at Curriki.org.