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7 Essential Resources to Dive Into Women's History Month

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From women's suffrage in the U.S. and Afghanistan, to female pioneers in science and hip-hop, our educators have curated an exciting collection to teach children about female changemakers and how they have left their mark on history.

Whether you are preparing lessons for your classroom, or looking for ways to celebrate Women's History Month with your family at home, these resources are sure to inspire you. 

Women's History Resources from eMediaVA

eMediaVA is Virginia’s premier digital media content library for educators and students, providing access to thousands of free, relevant, SOL-aligned digital learning resources.

Women in Tech In this video from SciTech Now, learn how groups of young women are helping to break the stigma of the video game development field being male-oriented.

“Well-Behaved Women Seldom Make History” Lesson Plan Use this PBS NewsHour Extra lesson to challenge students' negative stereotypes towards women and give them the opportunity to use their creative writing skills to produce their own profile on another "rule-breaking" woman in history.

Katherine Johnson | NASA Computer Examine the life and career of NASA computer Katherine Johnson, and engage students in a discussion of the qualities Johnson exhibited that helped her break

Explore the entire collection of resources.

Recommendations from A Local Educator

Kristen Strickland is a Technology Integration Specialist in Chesapeake Public Schools and is an eMediaVA Ambassador. She recently shared her favorite resources for Women's History Month.

Rebel: Loreta Velazquez Civil War Soldier and Spy | Lesson Plan: Hidden Histories (grades 9-12) Who doesn’t love a good spy story, especially if it’s true? Dive into this secondary lesson that’s great for both history and English curriculums. It explores the life of Loreta Velaquez, a Cuban immigrant.

The Lasting Impact of Women in the Civil War | The Good Stuff: Time Capsule (grades 6-12) A comprehensive look at the history of women in the military. This video and accompanying questions would be a great introduction to any Women’s History Month unit. See the journey to equal military rights for women and what still needs to be done.

Unstoppable: The Road to Women’s Rights (grades 3-8) An intriguing documentary following the history of the women’s suffrage movement. Students will love the assorted segments that tie history to the present day!

Check out the eMediaVA blog to see more of her favorites.


GreenBeats℠ is a WHRO-produced series of animated shorts that focuses on critical environmental issues and themes.

We Sing Her StoryThese four women from around the world have fought bravely to save the environment. Our heroes are Rachel Carson from the US, Wangari Maathai from Kenya, Berta Caceres from Honduras and Vandana Shiva from India. They have planted trees, saved waters, stopped pollution and supported indigenous people. One of them even won the Nobel Peace Prize.

Bonus Resource

In honor of Women’s History Month, PBS Kids has curated a list of 15 books about impactful and inspirational historic and modern-day women. While some of these women are well-known, others are not — yet all of them have made an important mark on the world.

Explore the list.

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