March is Women in History Month (YAY!). Whether you are a homeschooler, a teacher or just a parent who wants to include some extra learning for your kiddo, this is an awesome month to do it.
However, trying to find which women in history to study can be completely overwhelming because there are so many women heroes to choose from that it can be difficult to decide. So, we’ve done some leg work on free resources
And, don’t think that you can only study women in history with your daughters. Be sure to include the boys in your studies too so that they have an understanding of strong women throughout history who helped others and made monumental changes.
Women’s History Month: Free Lesson Plans, Printables and Resources
Women on Stamps is an interesting site that walks you through different women who made impact enough to appear on a U.S. postal stamp. The cool thing about this site is that they go through a bit of the history behind the woman for each stamp. Also, this would be a unique lesson plan idea!
The Library of Congress has lesson plans on women’s suffrage and the right to vote. They have lessons set up for grades 5 – 8.
ALSO CHECK OUT: Harriet Tubman and Underground Railroad Free Printables
If you want to focus on the period when people were migrating west, then Library of Congress has some information on women pioneers that will help you out!
If you’re looking for an art angle, check out the Getty Museum’s complete lesson plan on Ambitious Women Artists at Work.
If you want to study women scientists, the Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics has profiles of important women scientists that will help you build a lesson plan or provide some research resources.
The National First Ladies Library has lesson plans on each of the first ladies for grades elementary school all the way through college. The first ladies are listed in alphabetical order so you can easily locate the information you need. A great way to study the important women behind the men!
If you are looking for another women in history category, leave it in the comments and we’ll do our best to add the resource to our list!