WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
RESOURCE TOOLKIT FOR AMERICAN SPACES
This Resource Toolkit is designed for programming at American Spaces to create a greater awareness of the importance of women’s rights globally and the struggle of American women to achieve greater equality.
TOOLKITS AND LESSON PLANS
- WomensHistoryMonth.gov – Is the U.S. government’s official site with education resources, virtual events, videos, and more.
- This teacher guide from the Smithsonian has lesson plans using videos on how American women got the right to vote.
- The Smithsonian developed a Women’s History Month toolkit with lesson plans and online resources for the American Spaces.
- These Scholastic lesson plans on Women’s History Month are for intermediate English Language learners.
WOMEN’S HISTORY MONTH
Women’s History Month is a celebration of American women’s contributions to history, culture, and society. It has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987.
Women’s History Month seeks to celebrate women’s achievements and promote women’s equality.
From Abigail Adams to Susan B. Anthony, Sojourner Truth to Rosa Parks, the timeline of women’s history milestones stretches back to the founding of the United States.
This toolkit provides lesson plans, videos, articles, movies, and graphics for American Spaces programs.
(eShop collections include a selection of products, including books, games, posters, kits, etc, on specific topics.)
- Her Story from the Smithsonian has virtual events and shareable content.
- Library of Congress Exhibit on Women’s Right to Vote
- The National Women’s History Museum exhibit
- The Most Perfect Album: Episode 4
- Dolly Parton’s 19th Amendment song
- Perfect 36: When Women Won the Vote
- Spaceship Earth
See this link for over 50 subtitled videos for women’s history month.
KAMALA HARRIS: FIRST WOMAN U.S. VICE PRESIDENT
When Joe Biden won the Presidency, his vice-presidential running mate Kamala Harris made history. By winning the 2020 election, she became both the first woman and the first person of color to be elected vice president of the United States. Before becoming vice president, Kamala Harris was a U.S. Senator from California. She’s the daughter of two immigrant academics, an Indian-American mother and a father from Jamaica. Harris was raised in Oakland and Berkeley, attended Howard University, and pursued a career in criminal justice as a prosecutor before entering politics. You can read more about her on WhiteHouse.gov.
- RBG – RBG chronicles the career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg (RBG)
- Ella Fitzgerald – The Tale of a Vocal Virtuoso – This film tells the story of Ella Fitzgerald, one of the top jazz vocalists.
- Ida B Wells: A Passion for Justice – This documentary tells the story of this pioneering African American journalist, activist, and suffragist.
- She Did That – This documentary explores the passionate pursuit of Black women entrepreneurs
- Play your Gender – This film explores what it takes for women to make it in the music industry.
The views expressed in these links and resources do not necessarily reflect those of the U.S. government.
Updated April 2023