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See the fact file below for more information on Women’s History Month or alternatively, you can download our BUMPER 20 Worksheet collection to utilise within the classroom or home environment.
- Women’s History Month is in line with International Women’s Day on 8 March. In Canada, it’s celebrated during October, running in conjunction with the celebration of Person’s Day on 18 October.
- The legacy of Women’s History Month can be traced back to the first International Women’s Day held in 1911.
- The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women, located in California, initiated a “Women’s History Week” celebration in 1978. Parades, essay contests and other school activities were conducted in line with the celebration.
- Women’s History Week was designed around the week of International Women’s Day, which is 8 March.
- In 1979, The Women’s History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College, chaired by noted historian Gerda Lerner, conducted a fifteen-day conference from 13-29 July.
- When the attendees learned about the successful Women’s History Week of Sonoma County, they agreed to initiate similar celebrations.
- By February 1980, U.S. President Jimmy Carter issued a presidential proclamation declaring the week of 8 March, 1980, as National Women’s History Week.
- Within a few years, numerous schools and communities across the country were celebrating Women’s History Week as supported by the local government units.
- Every year, the date for Women’s History Week changed. The National Women’s History Project was responsible for spearheading the annual lobbying effort.
Women’s History Month Celebration
- By 1986, 14 states in the U.S. had declared March as Women’s History Month. This action was used as the rationale for Congress to declare the entire month of March 1987 as National Women’s History Month.
- In Canada, Women’s History Month was proclaimed in 1992. Its purpose is to give Canadians an opportunity to learn more about the contributions of women to society.
- In Australia, Women’s History Month was first celebrated in 2000 as initiated by Helen Leonard, head of the National Women’s Media Centre, working with the Women’s Electoral Lobby.
Additional Information About Women and Women’s Rights
- On 8 February, 1909, the first Women’s Day took place in New York City. The Socialist Party organized the observance to commemorate the march of thousands of women who fought for economic rights.
- During the mid-19th century, women in many countries started to organize movements to fight for their rights to vote and run for office.
- They became known as suffragists or suffragettes.
- In 1904, the was formed by Millicent Fawcett, Carrie Chapman Catt, along with other leading women’s rights activists.
- American novelist Edith Wharton became the first woman recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for fiction, in 1921. In years before, accomplished authors including Jane Austen, the Brontë sisters, Mary Ann Evans and Louisa May Alcott all used male pen names to avoid discrimination.
- Hatshepsut of ancient Egypt’s 18th dynasty was the only female pharaoh recorded in history.
- The public philosopher and suffragist Jane Addams was the first woman laureate of the Nobel Peace Prize.
Women’s History Month Worksheet Collection
This bundle is perfectly formed and ready to use for Women’s History Month. It contains OVER 20 worksheets all ready-to-use within the classroom or your homeschooling environment today. These worksheets are perfect for students to learn about Women’s History Month which is an annual celebration in Australia, United States, Canada, and the United Kingdom that highlights the contributions of women in our society.
Worksheet Pack Includes:
- Women’s History Month Facts
- Women’s History Month Word Search
- Fact or Bluff
- Who am I?
- Women’s History Month All Over the World
- Picture Analysis
- Girl Power!
- Women in Science
- Poster Making
- We’ll Sing for You!
- My Woman Idol
- Five Events of Amazing Women
- Women’s Rights
- Women to Know
- Women Presidents
- Famous Firsts
- Her Voice
- Golden Globe: Golden Voice
- Herstory in History
- Time for Woman
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