While women’s history should be a staple of the curriculum throughout the year, Women’s History Month in March presents a timely opportunity for students to learn more about the accomplishments of women from the past and present. If you’re looking for activities to do for Women’s History Month — or just looking to represent more women in your lesson plans, in general — check out these resources to get started.
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7 Women’s History Month Activities for Elementary and Middle School
These activities, projects, and units are a great way to introduce your students to some important women who’ve made an impact on the world.
EASY Women’s History Learning Pages Kindergarten First Grade Handwriting by The Fancy Counselor
Grades: PreK-1st | Social Studies
Younger students can practice their handwriting skills while learning facts about famous women from the past and present.
Break the Code! Queen Lili’uokalani Mini-bio Distributive Property by Responsible Human Bean
Grades: 2nd-6th | Math
Using their knowledge of single digit multiplication, your students can learn more about Queen Lili’uokalani, the first and last sovereign queen of Hawaii.
Women’s History Month Reading Passages with Questions Worksheets by Tanya G. Marshall The Butterfly Teacher
Grades: 4th-5th | Social Studies, Reading
This no-prep packet features nonfiction reading passages about the lives of seven women: Oprah Winfrey, Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie, Greta Thunberg, Malala Yousafzai, Susan B. Anthony, Marie Curie, and Frida Kahlo.
Women’s History | Asian American Heritage: Kalpana Chawla Informational Text by 2 Kinder and Beyond
Grades: 4th-5th | Social Studies
Explore the life and contributions of Kalpana Chawla, the first woman of Indian origin to go to space.
Women’s History Month Project and Display | Famous Women Research by Brenda Kovich
Grades: 4th-6th | Social Studies, Writing
This differentiated project includes five research pages and themed templates for 30 famous females in history. When finished, it makes a beautiful classroom display, bulletin board, or digital project.
Frida Kahlo Close Reading Comprehension Activity | 5th Grade & 6th Grade by Creative Primary Literacy
Grades: 5th-6th | Reading
Students will learn key facts about the famous Mexican artist, Frida Kahlo, while working on their comprehension skills.
Women in STEAM Biography Research Graphic Organizers Bundle by Dr Loftins Learning Emporium
Grades: 5th-8th | Social Studies
This set of research graphic organizers features 29 diverse historical and modern women that have contributed to fields of science, technology, and math in various ways.
Need even more ideas to teach about women’s history? Find ready-made resources your students will love on TPT.
This blog, originally published in 2021, has been updated for 2023. The resources featured in the main image are credited to the following Teacher-Authors (going clockwise from the top left): Dr. Loftin’s Learning Emporium, Nouvelle ELA, The Creative Classroom, Tanya G. Marshall The Butterfly Teacher, Brenda Kovich, and Teach Me T.