Why is Women’s History Month observed in March?

“From the first settlers who came to our shores, from the first American Indian families who befriended them, men and women have worked together to build this nation. Too often the women were unsung and sometimes their contributions went unnoticed. But the achievements, leadership, courage, strength and love of the women who built America was as vital as that of the men whose names we know so well.” — Jimmy Carter. 

Still, it wasn’t until 1987 that Congress passed Public Law 100-9, turning Women’s History Week into a Month-long observation.  Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions giving the Chief Executive’s Office authority to proclaim this celebration every year.  Since 1995, each President has issued an annual proclamation designating the entire month of March to honor America’s women. 

So, while you certainly don’t need to wait until March in order to commemorate the accomplishments of the wonderful women in your life (or anywhere else in this great nation of ours), Quiq Labs has the lesson plans you need to honor patriotic mothers, daughters, and sisters everywhere in the U.S. of A . . .

Quotes that Inspire | Language Arts Lesson | 6th—12th grade
In life, there moments when we feel like we need a certain push of motivation for successful people and we can get that through iconic lines they said. Learn from the best and try to do your own iconic line that will inspire.

Wow, Women | Arts & Crafts Activity | 4th—10th grade
No power is as powerful as girl power! In this activity, the students will create short notes especially dedicated to women who inspire them the most.

Our tutorials will help teachers show students techniques for analyzing inspirational quotes by prominent women in U.S. history and express their own understanding of those sentiments.  They will also help them identify women who inspire children the most and show them how to celebrate “girl power!” in positive and empowering ways . . . All year long, not just in March!

“Women’s History Month” began as a local celebration in Santa Rosa, California.  In 1978, The Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women organized a “Women’s History Week” to coincide with “International Women’s Day” on March 8. The movement caught on like wildfire after other communities nationwide started initiating their own weeks of observance the following year.