Resources for Women's History Month

Thu 1 2012

With's women's history resources and the rich resources available elsewhere on the Web, you can find ideas and materials for any time period, topic, or grade level. Whether you're covering well-known events like the Seneca Falls Convention or helping your students uncover little-known figures from history, primary sources, digital tools, and thoughtful teaching strategies can bring women's history to life in March—and in every month of the year!

Start your search for resources on our Women's History Month spotlight page, where you'll find website reviews, lesson plans, quizzes, videos, and other materials that encourage historical thinking.

Need even more resources? Try these suggestions for exploring Women's History Month materials beyond

  • Explore the Library of Congress's resources through its Women's History Month gateway.
  • Follow the links in the National Archive's guide to resources on women to discover primary sources on African American women, women in the military, women in politics, women's suffrage, and more.
  • Discover teaching resources, online exhibits, and other resources from the Smithsonian Institution, via its Women's History Month heritage page.
  • Learn about National Register of Historic Places sites related to women's history courtesy of the National Park Service's annotated list.
  • Download lesson plans on women writers, politicians, artists, activists, soldiers, and civil servants from EDSITEment.
  • Browse the Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History's online journal History Now for essays and lesson plans on topics including women in reform movements, abolitionists, suffrage, the West, and more.
  • Read President Barack Obama's 2012 Women's History Month proclamation at the White House website.
  • Read up on the lives of women athletes, leaders, activists, and more on
  • Watch videos, view photos, and read essays on's Women's History Month page.

Remember not to limit teaching about women in U.S. history to March! Many of these resources, as well as our spotlight page, are available year-round.

About the Author

Lara Harmon is a Senior Research Associate for She received her BA from George Mason University.