March is National Women's History Month
The 2017 theme is "Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business" and honors those who have successfully challenged the role of women in both business and the paid labor force. The Honorees represent many diverse backgrounds and each made her mark in a different field. Additionally, the Honorees' work and influence spans three centuries of America's history. These women all successfully challenged the social and legal structures that have kept women's labor underappreciated and underpaid. Below are additional Women's History Month resources.
Status of Women in the States
Created by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, this report provides data that change agents can use to improve the status of women, which is integral to strengthening economic growth and prosperity for local communities and the nation as a whole. The data can be used to raise awareness, improve policies, and promote women's equality. Explore the data.
National Women's History Museum
The National Women's History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the U.S. The website includes an Education & Resource section with biographies, lesson plans, videos, and other interactive resources.
PBS Learning Media: Community Classroom
Community Classroom is a film and curriculum resource series that brings to life some of today's most vital social issues by pairing film modules from award-winning documentaries with standards-based lesson plans. The Women's History Month collection focuses on women and girls around the world. The films tell powerful, personal stories; and the activities encourage students to learn and understand international struggles and take an active role in addressing local concerns.