Looking for some fresh ideas to honor amazing women and their history? This post shares books and activities to celebrate Women’s History Month in your classroom. Plus, you can grab a freebie at the end of this post.
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Why Should Teachers Include Activities to Celebrate Women’s History Month?
For some, reading this question may invoke a strong, “Duh! Of course, we should celebrate women’s history month in the classroom!”
It may seem that these activities are not appropriate for the classroom.
I obviously disagree.
Not only do students–even elementary students–need to know the truth about our history, but they also need to be taught inclusion and respect for all.
The books and activities mentioned in this post will help you achieve both goals.
So let’s dig into some fun ways to celebrate this joyous month!
Interesting Women’s History Month Books for Kids
Starting off the list is Chelsea Clinton’s “She Persisted…” book series. If you haven’t read them, these books are great to introduce to your students during Women’s History Month.
Here are more books I recommend during Women’s History Month:
- A is for Awesome! 23 Iconic Women Who Changed The World
- Little Dreamers: Visionary Women From Around the World
- Finish the Fight!: Brave and Revolutionary Women Who Fought for the Right to Vote
- Little Leaders: Bold Women in Black History
- Little Feminists Picture Book
Although most of these books work best as read-alouds for upper elementary, the content of each one still works well for all students.
What About Virtual Reading Options for Distance Learning?
It’s almost impossible to recommend any read-alouds without discussing ways to share them with students online.
For virtual teaching, I rely mostly on e-books through:
- Vooks (free 30-Day trial–affiliate link)
- Epic (permanently free for all Elementary school teachers)
- Kindle Unlimited Books (I pay $9.99 a month for unlimited book choices.)
For example, I Dissent by Debbie Levy is available for FREE right now using Kindle Unlimited.