Women’s History Month has roots going back all the way to the early 20th century, with the first International Women’s Day being first observed on March 8, 1909. President Jimmy Carter proclaimed the first National Women’s History Week in 1980, and in 1987 congress designated the month of March 1987 as Women’s History Month.
This month is dedicated to promoting equality in the classroom and highlighting women’s roles in history and society that had previously been under-represented. These 12 writing prompts are for students ages 8-11 and focus on women’s rights, historical figures, and will also encourage them to think about the women who play roles in their lives today.
We have more teacher resources for Women’s History Month here!