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Women's History Month - Suffage Parade in NYC in 1912

Women's History Month Lessons

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March is Women's History Month. It is a special time to recognize and honor the contributions of women. During March, schools teach lessons about famous American women like Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Rosa Parks, Madame C.J. Walker, Eleanor Roosevelt, Pocahontas, Abigail Adams, Harriet Beecher Stowe, Lucy Stone, Harriet Tubman, Clara Barton, Margaret Chase Smith, Sandra Day O'Connor, and others. Students also learn about subjects and events like the Suffrage Movement, the 19th Amendment, the National Organization of Women, and more.


Nancy Pelosi - First female Speaker of the U.S. House of Representatives.

Rosa Parks - Rosa Parks was an African American woman who refused to give up her seat on an Alabama bus to a white man. Her act of defiance led to the year-long Montgomery Bus Boycott.

Sacajawea - Young Indian woman who served as a guide and interpreter for Lewis and Clark.

Sojourner Truth - African American woman who gave numerous speeches about ending slavery and giving women the right to vote.

Susan B. Anthony - Co-founder of the National Woman Suffrage Association. Was arrested and fined for voting in a presidential election.


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