Women's History Month Printables

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Each March, we celebrate National Women's History Month in the United States. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation naming the week of March 8, National Women's History Week. Women's contributions are also recognized globally on International Women's Day, which is celebrated on March 8 each year.

In 1987, Congress passed a resolution designating the entire month of March as National Women's History Month. National Women's History Month recognizes and celebrates the contributions of women to the history, society, and culture of the United States. 

You may wish to commemorate Women's History Month in your homeschool. You can do so by choosing a famous woman from history to research and present about, hosting a Women's History fair inviting students in your homeschool group to choose a famous woman to represent, or writing a letter to an influential woman in your life.

Other activities could include reading biographies about women who have contributed to U.S. society or interviewing influential woman in your community. Each year, the National Women's History Project announces a theme for that year's Women's History Month. You could have your students write an essay based on this year's theme. These are just a few ideas. 

You can also introduce the topic of Women's History Month to your students with the following printables. These printables introduce several women from U.S. history whose legacies may be recognized even if their names aren't.

See how many of these women are familiar to your students and spend some time learning about those whose names your children may not initially recognize.

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Famous Firsts Wordsearch

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Use this Famous Firsts word search to introduce your students to nine famous women from history. Visit your local library to borrow engaging biographies about each, or use the Internet to discover more about each woman and her contributions to U.S. history.  

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Famous Firsts Vocabulary

Use the Famous Firsts vocabulary sheet to review what your student learned about the nine famous women introduced in the word search. They will also be introduced to one additional remarkable American woman.

Students will match the woman's name from the word bank to her accomplishment on the lines above. 

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Famous Firsts Crossword Puzzle

Students can review what they've learned about Famous Firsts and women from American history by filling in the crossword puzzle. Choose the correct name from the word bank to match each woman to her accomplishment, which is listed as a puzzle clue. 

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Famous Firsts Challenge

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Challenge your students to demonstrate what they've learned with the Famous Firsts Challenge. Students will answer each multiple choice question based on what they've discovered about these pioneers in American history.

They can use the Internet or library to refresh their memory for any answers about which they're unsure. 

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Famous Firsts Alphabet Activity

Elementary-aged students can practice their alphabetizing skills by listing the names of each famous woman in alphabetical order.

For added challenge, instruct your students to alphabetize by last name, writing the last name first followed by a comma and the woman's first name.

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Famous Firsts Draw and Write

Your students can complete their study of Famous Firsts and women from American history, by choosing one of the women to whom they've been introduced and writing what they've learned about her. 

Students should include a drawing depicting their subject's contribution to history.

You may also wish to invite your students to choose another woman from history (one not introduced in this study) to research and write about.