March is Women’s History Month!
This month-long celebration of trailblazing women in history started as Women’s History Week in 1980, centered around International Women’s Day on March 8th. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month!
Since then, it has become a great way to celebrate the many accomplishments of women around the world. It’s a time of reflection on how far women have come including the right to vote and access to equal education in most countries, but it’s also a time to look at how far women still need to go (equal pay, gender violence, worldwide girl’s education, #MeToo, etc.) It’s also a great time to explore the important contributions women have made to our society with our children; involving our sons and daughters in the celebrations helps to further the message that contributions of women are not only important but also essential to the success of our world.
How can I celebrate Women’s History Month with my child?
- Read them children’s books about women who made big contributions to our world
- Take your child to an event celebrating women (sporting event, play featuring a heroine)
- Have your child interview a woman in their life
- Have your child write a letter to a woman they admire
- Donate your time to a local women’s organization and bring your child
- Donate money to a women’s organization and have your child contribute
- Visit brainpop.com/socialstudies/womenshistory to watch videos featuring amazing women
- Share some motivational videos:
- Find cool facts about groundbreaking women and fun age appropriate activities
PS133 is featuring important female figures this month in our 2nd floor school library! You & your child can read aloud together at school or check books out in English, Spanish, and French during Wow Wednesdays, 2:40pm to 4pm. They will also be available at the PS133 Book Fair on March 23rd & 24th.