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Women's History Month(March)

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Note: I changed the font on the downloadable version.

"Remember no one can make you feel inferior without your consent."

Eleanor Roosevelt

In 1978, a school district in California, organized a "Women's History Week". By 1981, Congress passed a resolution establishing a National Women's History Week and in 1987, Congress created a month, March, to honor the contributions of women and to promote the teaching of women's history.

The following information may be helpfulfor Women's History Month. This year's theme(2019) is "Visionary Women: Champions of Peace and Nonviolence".

At one time, women weren't able to do many things because of their gender. Here are some women trailblazers.Being the first, made it easier for other women to follow in their footsteps. Every year, new firsts continue to be made by women. Here is just a sampling of firsts made by women.

Lucy Brewer

First woman marine


Elizabeth Blackwell

First woman to receive a medical degree


Amelia Jenks Bloomer

Publisher/editor of first prominent women's rights newspaper


Harriet Tubman

First woman to run underground railroad to help slaves escape


Lucy Hobbs

First woman to graduate from dental school


Arabella Mansfield Babb

First woman admitted to the bar to practice law


Frances Elizabeth Willard

First woman to become a college president (Evanston College)


Victoria Chaflin Woodhull

First woman to be presidential candidate


Helen Magill

First woman to receive a Ph.D. degree (Boston University)


Belva Ann Lockwood

First woman to practice law before U.S. Supreme Court


Clara Barton

Founder of the American Red Cross


Suzanna Madora Salter

First woman mayor (Argonia, Kansas)


Marie Curie

First women to win  a Nobel Prize AND first person awarded TWO Nobel Prizes(as of 2016)

1903 AND 1911

Mary McLeod Bethune

First woman to establish secondary school that became 4-year accredited college


Blanche Scott

First woman to fly an airplane


Jeannette Rankin

First woman U.S. House Representative (Montana)


Bessie Coleman

First African American Female pilot in USA and first AMERICAN to receive an international pilot’s license.


Hallie Ferguson

First woman governor of U. S. state (Texas)


Amelia Earhart

First woman to be a passenger on an airplane across the Atlantic Ocean (1928)

and first woman to flyacross the Atlantic Ocean.


Jane Addams

First American woman to receive the Nobel Peace Prize


Hattie Wyatt Caraway

First woman elected to U.S. Senate


Amelia Earhart

First woman to fly solo across the Atlantic Ocean


Valentina Vladimirovna Tereshkova

First woman to fly in space, aboard Vostok 6


Mary Clarke

First woman to be named major general in U.S. Army


Sandra Day O'Connor

First woman a justice of the U. S. Supreme Court


Sally Kristen Ride

First American woman to reach outer space


Ann Bancroft

First woman to walk to North Pole


Christa McAuliffe

First woman citizen passenger on a space mission


Lt. Col. Eileen Collins

First American woman to pilot a Space Shuttle


Madeleine K. Albright

First woman Secretary of State and highest ranking woman in the U.S. government


Condoleezza Rice

First African-American woman to be appointed Secretary of State


Nancy Pelosi

First woman to become Speaker of the House


Hillary Clinton

First FIRST LADY to become a senator(from NY).First woman to be in a presidential primary and caucus in every state. She would go on to be the first female candidate for President for a major political party(Democratic Party)


Michelle Obama

First African American First Lady


Kathryn Bigelow

First woman to win the Best Director Award



Mary Barra,/p> became the firstfemale CEO of General Motors


Women were allowed to compete in ski jumping events at the Winter Olympics for the first time!


Katie Higgins became the first female pilot of the Blue Angels(US Navy Flight demonstrationsquad)


Megan Brennan

First female United Sates Postmaster General


Carla Hayden

First woman to become the 14th librarian at the Library of Congress


Susan Polgar

First woman in history to achieve the Grandmaster title in chess/b>



  • Are there any areas in which women still have yet to make a contribution?

  • What are 3 character traits of women who have been trailblazers? What would you list as 3 of your best character traits?

  • There is a Hispanic Heritage Month, a Native American Month, a Black History Month and a Women’s History Month. Why do you think such months were established? Do you think there is a need for such months to highlight different groups? Why, why not?

  • If you could interview a woman trailblazer(past or present), who would it be and why? What might be 2 questions you would ask of that person?

  • Sites of interest for additional materials:


    2. Statues built to honor woman

    3. Quiz your women's history knowledge(women adventurers) Quiz your women's history knowledge (women leaders)

    4. Check out the National Women's Hall of Fame, opened in 1979, in Seneca Falls, NY.Check out the inductees to the National Women's Hall of Fame:

    5. great source of women past and present

    6. Books to recommend

    7. Did you know that Congress has voted to create a Women's History Museum to be built in our nation's capital, Washington, DC? (2014)


    Women's History Month: A Webquest on 12 women that made a difference:

    Check out my web quest on famous First Ladies:

    Reader's Theater Scripts:

    Susan B. Anthony:

    Elizabeth Blackwell:

    Hillary Clinton:

    Bessie Coleman:

    Michelle Obama:

    Eleanor Roosevelt:

    Amelia Earhart:

    Other Plays on Women in History: Dolly Madison, Abigail Adams, Florence Harding, Edith Wilson,Lady Bird Johnson,Sacagawea, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks,Rachel Carson, Katherine Johnson, Marian Anderson, and more:

    Note: Photographs from of Elizabeth Blackwell:public domain)

    *Left to right: Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Blackwell