The month of March is dedicated to highlighting the women who have, and who are making historical and societal impacts. As we celebrate women by teaching our students about women’s vital roles throughout history, we invite you to assign some of the assignments below that showcase both the works of famous women and their personal stories.

Students can practice expanding their knowledge and learning from credible sources as they write in the Information, Argument, or Narrative genre. Each assignment provides a link to educational resources. You’ll also find NEW Sentence Combining activities which enable students to practice this foundational skill while celebrating Women’s History Month.

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Every assignment includes an attached rubric that is concise and student-friendly to best support students as they write. Because every assignment is completely customizable, you can always replace or edit the rubric (such as using a state-specific rubric, or using a custom district rubric). You can also use any of these assignments as a template to feature any prompt, reading, or video you’d like your students to respond to. Simply copy the assignment to save it, then edit the prompt.

About Women’s History Month

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.”

In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.



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