Every year since 1987, March has been designated by presidential proclamation as Women’s History Month. This annual celebration of women’s contributions to American history began as Women’s History Week in 1978, and today countries like Canada and Australia also honor women and their importance to culture, the arts, politics and education. From Sacagawea to Rosa Parks, women have often led the way in making change possible in our society.   

March is a great opportunity for students to learn more about the amazing women who have impacted our history. For biographies of notable American women, visit https://www.womenshistory.org/ or your school or public library.  

In the classroom, encourage your students to interview important women in their lives and learn more about their history, or create a women’s history wall, with images and brief descriptions of famous women. Your students working in Read Naturally programs will learn about many interesting women and the way they've shaped history. This month, initiate conversations with them about the women they're learning about. We've got stories about Helen Keller, Malala, Amelia Earhart, Diana Nyad, Jane Goodall, Indira Gandhi, Elizabeth Blackwell, and many more.

As a company founded by a woman, Read Naturally is proud to recognize Women's History Month. Let us know in the comments how you and your students plan to celebrate!