Global Resources for Schools: Women’s History Month

clay peace 2March is Women’s History Month, a time to explore and celebrate women leaders, artists, entrepreneurs and scientists who have changed the world.

Some class project ideas for March:

  • Research women world leaders for a blog
  • Film a documentary about women’s contributions to social change around the world
  • Publish an international newspaper reporting on breakthroughs in medicine, science and the arts by women
  • Discuss gender, age and cultural barriers and how they can be overcome

Resources to start:

Nobel Prize Awarded Women Bios of the 43 women who have been awarded the Nobel Prize between 1901 and 2012.

Women Inventors features biographies of women inventors.

Distinguished Women of Past & Present includes bios organized by category (e.g., government and politics, engineering, literature).

Women’s History Month Activities & Lesson Plans. Activities can be adapted to include women from all regions of the world.

Women’s History Month provides resources for teachers.

Biographies of Women Mathematicians explores the achievements of women in the field of mathematics.

Children’s Encyclopedia of Women. Created by 3rd–4th graders at Pocantico Hills School in Sleepy Hollow, NY.


Global Resources for Schools is our twice-monthly feature highlighting international focused organizations, educational websites and resources to support educators in their efforts to create globally oriented schools.

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