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Women’s History Month began as Women’s History Week in the United States in 1980. This holiday celebrates women’s contributions to culture, society, and history. In 1987, the week-long celebration became Women’s History Month and is now celebrated in March.

Advocates started celebrating women’s history to raise awareness and inspire future generations. Educators, activists, and feminists wanted recognition of women’s achievements and experiences. Often overlooked and undervalued, women’s contributions need recognition to promote equality.

Today, Women’s History Month is a worldwide celebration. We recognize and honor women and their contributions to society, culture, and history. To promote equality, we must continue reflecting on the many challenges women still face.

Women’s contributions to society are critical to shaping our world. Famous women devoted their invaluable time, ideas, and skills to many occupations and paved the way for contemporary women to continue as leaders, educators, activists, artists, authors, professionals, and community organizers.

Our list of famous women is split into three sections:

  • Famous Women in Early History
  • Famous Women of the Nineteenth Century
  • Famous Women of the Twentieth Century to Present

Each section provides the woman’s name, her occupation, and birth year.

Use this list of famous women to encourage your students to improve language skills, develop knowledge, promote cultural understanding, invigorate critical thinking skills, and inspire future activism.

Puzzles for Women’s History

Every March we celebrate Women’s History Month, a time when we acknowledge the positive impacts and contributions that women have made to our society. Take time to reflect on all the good changes made by women throughout history and thank ...
Throughout human history women have filled countless extremely important occupations. Take time to celebrate all the hard work that women performed on a day-to-day basis by printing and handing out this inspirational word search this Women’s History Month. In this ...
Women’s History Month is all about valuing the all the distinguishing characteristics of the all the women who have worked to make this world a better place. That is why we made this word search activity. In this word find ...
Print out your free copies of this fun Women’s History Month maze for all ages! To solve this maze, draw a line to connect Clara Barton with her stethoscope. Clarissa Harlowe Barton lived from 1821 to 1912 and was a ...
Introduce young learners to the importance of Woman’s History Month with this fun and easy word search activity! Teach your kids who these inspirational figures were and how they shaped history. In this engaging word find puzzle, children will discover ...
With our free Women’s History Month word search, kids will get a head start on learning how inspirational women have lead changes throughout history and at the same time learn who these people were! In this free word find puzzle, ...
Help kids celebrate Women’s History Month with this free maze! This worksheet is a fun way for kids to appreciate the contributions women made throughout history. To solve this maze children will draw a line to connect Hypatia to her ...

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Famous Women Of The Twentieth Century To Present
Famous Women Of The Twentieth Century To Present
Famous Women Of The Nineteenth Century
Famous Women Of The Nineteenth Century
Famous Women In Early History
Famous Women In Early History
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