Women's History Month: A Webquest

Gail Hennessey
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Women’s History month is celebrated each March. It was President Jimmy Carter who was the first president to establish the week of March 8 as National Women’s History Week back in 1980. In 1986, this was made into Women History Month. In 2022, the theme for Women’s History Month is “Women Providing Healing, Promoting hope”. There are many women who have made contributions which have shaped our world.

This web quest with 14 web quests and extension activities be done at any time during the year.Each web question contains information on the women highlighted. Extension links/activities are included as is the key.

Here are the highlighted women in this web quest:

Elizabeth Blackwell

Clara Barton

Amelia Earhart

Susan B Anthony

Sally Ride

Rosa Parks

Jane. Goodall

Eleanor Roosevelt

Marie Curie


Katherine Johnson

Sonia Sotomajor

Dr. Kathy Sullivan(first female to walk in space/travel down into Mariana Trench(2020)

Sunniva Sorby and Hilde Falum Strom(Arctic Explorers)(2020

* I also have a deck of BOOM Cards on Famous Women: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/BOOM-Cards-FAMOUS-WOMEN30-cards-5737447?st=c69625ce84da6bbb9ad705ba92178b3b

Other resources you may find of interest:

1. Did you know that First Lady Hillary Clinton was the first First Lady to become a senator of New York? Did you know that Florence Harding was the first woman to be able to VOTE for her husband in a presidential election? Learn about the contributions of some of our first ladies with this fun and informative webquest. For grades 4 and up. First Ladies of the United States

2. Reader's Theater Script: Revolutionary War Spies:Culper Spy Ring and Female Agent 355: Learn about women spies during the Revolutionary War! I really had fun developing this play! Female Spies during Revolutionary War

3. I have lots of other Reader’s Theater Scripts on first ladies in my To Tell the Truth series. Michelle Obama: Michello Obama, A Reader's Theater Script

Eleanor Roosevelt: Eleanor Roosevelt, A Reader's Theater Script

Hillary Clinton: Hillary Clinton, A Reader's Theater Script

Lady Bird Johnson: Lady Bird Johnson, A Reader's Theater Script

Mary Todd Lincoln: Mary Todd Lincoln, A Reader's Theater Script

Martha Washington: Martha Washington, A Reader's Theater Script

Dolly Madison: Dolly Madison, A Reader's Theater Script

Abigail Adams: Abigail Adams, A Reader's Theater Script

4. Women who Fought in the Civil War: A Reader's Theater Script: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Civil-War-Women-Soldiers-A-Readers-Theater-Script-4153386

5. Women who were pilots during WW2:(members of the WASP): A Reader's Theater Script: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/World-War-2-Female-PilotsMembers-of-the-WASP-A-Readers-Theater-Script-4378242


1. TEN Reader's Theater Scripts on famous Women in History: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/WOMENS-HISTORY-A-BUNDLE-of-10-READERS-THEATER-SCRIPTS-4409951

2. TEN Reading Passages on famous Women in History: https://www.teacherspayteachers.com/Product/Womens-History-Bundle-of-Ten-Reading-Passages-on-Women-in-History-4409979

Additionally, I have READER'S THEATER SCRIPTS on Susan B. Anthony, Katherine Johnson, Rachel Carson, Marie Curie, Elizabeth Blackwell, Sacagawea, Amelia Earhart, Marian Anderson, Bessie Coleman, Harriet Tubman, Rosa Parks ,Aida de Acosta and more. I also have a play on Women who Fought in the Civil War and Women Pilots during World War 2 (WASP). Additionally, I have reading passages on women in history including: Mary Anning, Caroline Herschel, Sophie Brahe, Sojourner Truth, Phillis Wheatley, Joan of Arc, Artemisia, Hypatia, Hildegard of Bingen and a number of other women in ancient times.

Gail Hennessey

You may find these other holiday resources of interest:

1. St. Patrick's Day-Ireland Webquest and Activities: Learn more about Ireland with my fun and informative web quest on Ireland includes 12 questions and lots of extension activities! Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. St. Patricks/Ireland Webquest

2. Show your students that even candy has a history!Learn facts including marshmallows date back to 2000 BC and King Tut's Tomb contained licorice. Several additional resources and extension activities,too. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills.(Great for Halloween, Valentine's Day or for a Friday activity! History of Candy

3. Great back to school activity! Learn about pencils, paper and pens with this informative web quest! Did you know that 2 billion pencils are made each year just in the United States?Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills. Pencils/Paper, Pens Webquest

4. With 12 informational web questions, this resource is just the thing to use as a learning tool about the holiday of Halloween. Bats, Owls, pumpkins, the human skeleton, the origin of Halloween, superstitions, and famous stories in literature, are covered. There are comprehension questions, lots of fun facts, extension activities(including writing in the content area), and additional links for teachers. Halloween Webquest

5. Want a fun and informative activity to teach your students about the history of Thanksgiving?This webquest has ten informative text questions on the history of Thanksgiving(including the Macy's Day Parade). TURKEY facts,too! Great for this time of year! Thanksgiving/Turkey Webquest

6. April Fool's Day: Want to introduce your students to the history of April Fool's Day? This resource provides a reading for students as well as lots of interesting famous April Fool's Day pranks such as this one that happened in Switzerland in 1957.A news show aired a video on a spaghetti harvest in the country of Switzerland. People were pulling strands of spaghetti dangling down from trees. People actually called the news show asking how they could purchase a spaghetti tree! Additionally, there are extension activities as well as a Test your April Fool's Day IQ(can you spot the True News Stories from the Fake ones?). There are also comprehension questions for the students to answer after reviewing the resource.One class period for Grades 4 and up. April Fools' Day Readings, Fun-Facts and Activities

7. The idea to foster contributions of African Americans began with Dr. Carter G. Woodson, back in 1926. Love his motto to live by-"It is never too late to learn!" Check out my web quest for Black History Month:Black History Month Webquest

8. Try this informative web quest on Martin Luther King! Grades 4 and up. One of Martin Luther King's quotes, “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere.” I have added comprehension questions and additional links/extension activities. Skills include:reading for information and using research/computer skills.Martin Luther King

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