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. There are many women who have made contributions which have shaped our world. This year’s theme(2017) is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”.
This web quest with 12 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:
Susan B Anthony
Other resources you may find of interest:
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
I also have plays on several first ladies including: Michelle Obama, Hillary Clinton,Martha Washington, Abigail Adams, Dolly Madison, Mary Todd Lincoln and Lady Bird Johnson. Check out my store for more details.
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