March is Women's History Month

Celebrated across the world since 1911, International Women's Day has been a topic of study in classrooms when examining women's history. In the United States, every U.S. President has marked March as Women's History Month since 1995. While the right to vote is a common topic of study there are many more issues, perspectives, and accomplishments that require investigation across history, literature, and the arts to more fully appreciate and understand what women's history in the U.S. encompasses. 

Interested in learning more? Keep reading!

Click the link below to watch a video from the  National Women's History Museum, which provides an overview of how International Women's Day became a week and then an entire month in the United States.


Possible guiding questions to discuss with your student:

  • How have debates over women’s rights shaped U.S. politics and culture?
  • What role does media play in the ongoing debate over gender roles?
  • Who’s missing from the popular stories included within women’s history?
  • How have major events in U.S. history transformed the status and rights of women in society?
  • How have women contributed to U.S. cultural institutions and practices?


For more great articles, information and links to wonderful stories about Women in History click here!  Women's History Month


Fun Trivia Questions


1. Which artist was known for her self-portraits and depiction of Mexican folk culture? 

  • Tamara De Lempicka

  • Frida Kahlo

  • Teresa Burga


2. ‘Hope is the thing with feathers’ is one of the most well-known poems by which renowned writer?

  • Emily Dickinson

  • Sylvia Plath

  • Elizabeth Bishop


3. Which activist co-founded and presided over the National Woman Suffrage Association?

  • Ann D. Gordon

  • Susan B. Anthony

  • Lucretia Mott


4. Which disability and women’s rights activist was known for being the first deaf-blind person to write a book and earn a Bachelor’s Degree?

  • Elizabeth Ware Packard

  • Judith Heumann

  • Hellen Keller


5. Who wrote The Feminine Mystique and coined the term ‘the problem that has no name’?

  • Betty Friedan

  • Mary Field Belenkey

  • Christine Stansell

6. Which singer won the Grammy Award for Album Of The Year most often (3 times)?

  • Adele

  • Taylor Swift

  • Lauryn Hill


7. Jane Austen’s most famous novels include Pride and Prejudice, Persuasion, and _____.

  • Jane Eyre

  • Emma

  • Wuthering Heights


8. Rosa Parks’ activism led to which key moment in the Civil Rights Movement?

  • Montgomery Bus Boycott

  • Greensboro Sit-In

  • March On Washington


9. Who was the first woman to receive EGOT status (winner of an Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony)?

  • Helen Hayes

  • Audrey Hepburn

  • Barbra Streisand


10. Who is known for being the first African American prima ballerina?

  • Anne Benna Sims

  • Aesha Ash

  • Janet Collins


Answers: Frida Kahlo, Emily Dickinson, Susan B. Anthony, Hellen Keller, Betty Friedan, Taylor Swift, Emma, Montgomery Bus Boycott, Helen Hayes, Janet Collins