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Women’s History Month

This Women’s History Month, we celebrate the histories, cultures, and contributions of women of diverse backgrounds, considering race, culture, religion, and sexual orientation. We invite you to expand your knowledge and awareness of the experiences and histories of women. From lesson plans to movie recommendations, our resource list can help get you started.




  1. Black Trans Women Have Always Been Integral in the Fight for Women’s Rights (Harper’s Bazaar)
  2. Cathay Williams Defied Her Time to Become the Only Known Female Buffalo Soldier (Wounded Warrior Project)  
  3. Celebrating Women Who Tell Our Stories (National Women’s History Alliance) – staff pick, Rita Perez 
  4. Civil Rights Icon Dolores Huerta Offers Advice to a New Generation of Activists (Smithsonian) 
  5. Collaborative Inquiry Model: Addressing Gender Equity in Education (MAEC)
  6. Discover the Women of the Hall (National Women’s Hall of Fame) 
  7. Honoring LGBTQ Leaders for Women’s History Month (GLAD)
  8. A More Complete Women’s History (Learning for Justice)  
  9. Smithsonian American Women’s History Museum (Smithsonian) 
  10. Women and Girls in STEM (MAEC)
  11. Women’s History Month Event Highlights (The Library of Congress)  
  12. Women’s History Month: Women of color whose names you should know (USA Today)  
  13. March Is Women’s History Month! The Future Is Latina – Or Is It? (Maryland Nonprofits)
  14. Men Alone Cannot Build a Durable Peace in the Middle East (Foreign Policy)
  15. Women of the Year (Time)



  1. Colonize This!: Young Women of Color on Today’s Feminism, edited by Daisy Hernández and Bushra Rehman 
  2. Farewell to Manzanar, by Jeanne Houston and James D. Houston
  3. Frida, by Jonah Winter and illustrated by Ana Juan 
  4. Hood Feminism: Notes from the Women that a Movement Forgot, by Mikki Kendall  
  5. I Am Malala: The Story of the Girl Who Stood Up for Education and Was Shot by the Taliban, by Malala Yousafzai with Christina Lamb 
  6. March Books of the Month, Diverstories 
  7. The Oldest Student: How Mary Walker Learned to Read, by Rita Lorraine Hubbard and illustrated by Oge Mora 
  8. Persepolis: The Story of a Childhood, by Marjane Satrapi  
  9. Reading RoundUp: Diversifying Women’s History (Month) with Hispanic Stories, Vamos A Leer 
  10. Red Paint: An Ancestral Autobiography of a Coast Salish Punk, by Sasha taqwšeblu LaPointe
  11. Teaching When the World Is on Fire: Authentic Classroom Advice, from Climate Justice to Black Lives Matter, edited by Lisa Delpit
  12. Who Gets Believed? When the Truth Isn’t Enough, by Dina Nayeri
  13. You Should Meet: Mae Jemison, by Laurie Calkhoven

Lesson Plans  

  1. American Women: A Guide to Women’s History Resources (Library of Congress)
  2. Dolores Huerta and the United Farm Workers Movement (Teach 
  3. Four Resources for Women’s History Month (Facing History and Ourselves) 
  4. In Her Shoes: Lois Weber and the Female Filmmakers Who Shaped Early Hollywood ( [NEH]) 
  5. Lesson Plans for Women’s History Month (
  6. Madam Vice President Is a Woman of Color (Learning for Justice) 
  7. Real-World Proportional Relationships: Gender Wage Gap (PBS) 
  8. Should Women Be Allowed in Combat? (Learning for Justice)
  9. STEM at Work (Learning for Justice)
  10. Title IX Regulations Series (MAEC)
  11. Women and Art | Uncovering America (PBS) 
  12. Women Who Inform Our World (Learning for Justice) 
  13. Women’s History Month: Booklists & Classroom Resources (Colorin Colorado) 
  14. Women’s History Month for the Classroom (NEA) 
  15. Women’s History Month Lesson Plans and Activities (Education World) 
  16. Women’s History Month Resources (ADL) 


Leaders to follow on social media   

  1. Alexandria Ocasio Cortez – @aoc (Instagram)  
  2. Autumn Peltier – @autumn.peltier (Instagram) 
  3. Blair Imani – @blairimani (Instagram) 
  4. Chanel Miller – @chanel_miller (Instagram)  
  5. Judy Heumann – @judithheumann (Twitter)  
  6. Mari Copeny@littlemissflint (Instagram)  
  7. Oprah Winfrey – @Oprah (Instagram and Twitter)  
  8. Tabitha Brown – @IAMTABITHABROWN (Instagram) 


Webinars & Videos 

  1. Amanda Gorman reads inauguration poem, “The Hill We Climb” (PBS) 
  2. Embracing the Beauty of Diversity in STEM Education (TEDx Talks) 
  3. Every Day the Impossible: Jewish Women in the Partisans (Facing History and Ourselves) 
  4. Her Story: How Women and Girls Transformed the World! (American Women’s History Initiative) 
  5. Inspiring Palestinian Women: Success Stories Against All Odds (World Bank)
  6. Remember The Ladies: The Importance of Women’s History (TEDx Talks) 
  7. We Should All Be Feminists (TEDx Talks) 
  8. Women’s History Month: Karine Jean-Pierre, A Symbol of Diversity in the White House (NAACP)



  1. 51 Percent by NPR
      • In America, women make up more than half the population. Worldwide, women are expected to outnumber men within the next fifty years – and every issue we face is one that affects us all. Whether it’s the environment, health, our children, politics or the arts, there’s a women’s perspective, and 51% is a show dedicated to that viewpoint.  
  2. #BrownGirlsRising 
      • #BrownGirlsRising is a Worthy Women project in partnership with NYLON Español. Hosted by Worthy Women founder: Audrey Bellis, we feature weekly episodes of women you wish the mainstream media was reporting on. These women of color are driving activism, and change for their both their hyper-local communities and our world at large.  
  3. Her Voice Her Story  
      • Her Voice Her Story podcast aims to motivate and inspire women of color over age 40 to find their voices and pursue the dreams they have put on pause. Every woman has a story; those stories deliver truth and promote self-worth and once shared have the power to bring about positive changes.  
  4. The Hey Girl Podcast  
      • Hey, girl is a podcast that unites the voices of phenomenal women near and far. Created with sisterhood and storytelling in mind, author Alex Elle sits down with people who inspire her. From friends to family members and strangers, the hey, girl. guests give us a peek into their stories through candid and intimate conversations.  
  5. The History Chicks 
      • Hosted by Susan Vollenweider and Beckett Graham, “The History Chicks” introduces its listeners to female characters in history, factual or fictional, via their podcast and show notes.  
  6. Intersectionality Matters! 
      • Intersectionality Matters! is a podcast hosted by Kimberlé Crenshaw, an American civil rights advocate and a leading scholar of critical race theory. 
  7. Inside Global Girls’ Education 
      • Inside Global Girls’ Education is a limited series from Teach For All dedicated to answering the question: why focus on girls? In conversation with host Samantha Williams, local leaders and global experts examine the real issues and underlying beliefs that contribute to gender inequality in education and society.
  8. Women’s Hourstaff pick, Rita Perez
      • Women’s voices and women’s lives – topical conversations to inform, challenge and inspire, hosted by BBC.

Movies & Documentaries  

  1. Becoming (2020) 
      • Join former first lady Michelle Obama in an intimate documentary looking at her life, hopes and connection with others during her 2019 book tour for Becoming. 
  2. Black in the Newsroom (2022)staff pick, Kailanya Brailey 
      • “Black in the Newsroom” is an award-winning 15-minute documentary film exploring the story of Elizabeth Montgomery, a talented journalist who lands her dream job in a major U.S. newsroom—but ends up fighting a deep-rooted system of harm.
  3. Encanto (2021) 
      • A Colombian teenage girl has to face the frustration of being the only member of her family without magical powers. 
  4. Girl Rising (2013) 
      • This film follows 9 girls from Haiti, Nepal, Ethiopia, India, Egypt, Peru, Cambodia, Sierra Leone, and Afghanistan on their journey to education.  
  5. Knock Down the House (2019) 
      • Four working-class women run for Congress, overcoming adversity to battle powerful political machines in very different American landscapes.  
  6. Little Women (2019) 
      • Jo March reflects back and forth on her life, telling the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women, each determined to live life on her own terms.
  7. Maya Lin: A Strong Clear Vision (1994) 
      • A film about the work of the artist most famous for her monuments such as the Vietnam Memorial Wall and the Civil Rights Fountain Memorial. 
  8. Major! (2015) 
      • This is the story of one woman’s journey, a community’s history, and how caring for each other can be a revolutionary act. 
  9. Moana (2016) 
      • In Ancient Polynesia, when a terrible curse incurred by the Demigod Maui reaches Moana’s island, she answers the Ocean’s call to seek out the Demigod to set things right. 
  10. RBG (2018) 
      • The exceptional life and career of U.S. Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg, who has developed a breathtaking legal legacy while becoming an unexpected pop culture icon.
  11. The Woman King (2022) 
      • A historical epic inspired by true events that took place in The Kingdom of Dahomey, one of the most powerful states of Africa in the 18th and 19th centuries.

 TV Shows 

  1. Being Mary Jane (2013-2019) 
      • The life of a young Black woman, her work, her family, and the popular talk show which she hosts. 
  2. Charmed (2018- Present) 
      • Follows the lives of three sisters who, after the tragic death of their mother, discover they are powerful witches. 
  3. Derry Girls (2018-2022) 
      • The personal exploits of a 16-year-old girl and her family and friends during the Troubles in the early 1990s.
  4. Diary of a Future President (2020) 
      • A young Cuban-American girl embarks on a journey to become the future president of the United States. 
  5. Doc McStuffins (2012-2020) 
      • This imaginative animated series is about Doc McStuffins, a young girl who aspires to be a doctor like her mom and communicates with and heals broken toys and stuffed animals. 
  6. Never Have I Ever (2020-) 
      • The complicated life of a first-generation Indian-American teenage girl, inspired by Mindy Kaling’s own childhood. 
  7. One Day at a Time (2017-2020) 
      • Follows three generations of the same Cuban-American family living in the same house: a newly divorced former military mother, her teenage daughter and tween son, and her old-school mother. 
  8. Queen Sugar (2016-Present) 
      • Follows the life of three siblings, one of whom moves from Los Angeles to Louisiana, to claim a shared inheritance from their recently departed father – an 800-acre sugarcane farm. 



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