Rosie-the-Riveter: Teacher Resources for Women's History Month

Rosie the Riveter was the star of a campaign aimed at recruiting female workers for defense industries during World War II, and she became perhaps the most iconic image of working women.

Looking for free teacher resources for Women’s History Month? Every March is Women’s History Month—the month to celebrate women, their achievements, and their impact on our past, present, and future. To honor the women who’ve shaped history and those who are making history today, we’ve gathered a few resources for you to share with your students and some that are just for you.

Free Teacher Resources for Women’s History Month


Women’s History Month Websites

Women’s History Month for the Classroom: Lessons, Activities, Background Reading, and More
This link from the National Education Association has lessons, activities, and background reading for grades k-5, 6-8, and 9-12. They really have a TON of stuff here. If you scroll all the way down in each section there are audio clips, videos, printables, links to other websites–just a plethora of information.
(Kid friendly)

National Women’s History Month: What is it, when did it begin, who is being honored this year? 
Do you know why National Women’s History Month is in March? Or why it started? This link answers those questions and a few more. Includes the list of women being honored this month. (Kid friendly)

Women who changed the world
Biographies of famous influential women, including women’s rights activists, poets, musicians, politicians, humanitarians and scientists. (Kid friendly)

Women’s History Month Podcasts

The Hosts of ‘Stuff You Missed in History Class’ Share 7 Amazing, Oft-Overlooked Women in History
Podcast summaries and links to the actual podcasts. We have not listened to these podcasts, so be aware that there could be adult content. But, that shouldn’t preclude you from listening for yourself and passing along some stories!

Women’s History Month Film and Television

A Mighty Girl’s picks of the best girl-empowering movies and TV programming
What eaiser way to celebrate Women’s History Month than watching a few “girl positive” movies and tv shows? Here’s a list of both with a tool that let’s you pick the genre. (Kid friendly)

Women’s History Month Books

For kids:
Telling Her Story: 60 New Mighty Girl Books for Women’s History Month
A great list of female-empowering books written for kids.

From British Imperialism to the American Civil War to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, Modern Times level two is a complete one-year curriculum guide that combines history with literature, world geography, and writing activities.

Historically significant books by Female Authors
(these are required reading in our History Odyssey Modern Times 2) Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah
No Promises in the Wind by Irene Hunt

For adults:
10 Books To Add To Your Women’s History Month Reading List
There are some great titles on here and a little bit of everything.

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