Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society and has been observed annually in the month of March in the United States since 1987. We think it is very valuable to remind our students of these contributions, and we are excited to be celebrating as a community. Throughout this month, we will be share various ways to learn and celebrate. We are also thrilled to be showcasing various local women who are making a difference and being examples within our community.
Celebrating Local Women
Women have made and continue to make big changes in our country. They are now in many spaces that they were not allowed to be before. For example, we now have the first ever women Vice President! These big changes and achievements are also happening right here in our community. For this reason, we want to feature a few of the women that are making our community a better place and showing all our students that nothing should hold you back from following your dreams, especially being a girl. Continue to check back as we will be adding more local women throughout the month.
Resources for Women's History Month
Below are some resources for you and your family to look at together throughout the month. We are excited to celebrate and learn women's history together. Although the ages of all EES students were considered in the book and movie recommendations, please use your discretion, as guardians, on what is appropriate for your child. Thank you for joining the Erie Elementary School community on this journey!
- I Dissent - Ruth Bader Ginsburg Makes her Mark / Read Aloud
- Miss Moore Thought Otherwise / Read Aloud
- Malala's Magic Pencil / Read Aloud
- She Persisted: 13 American Women Who Changed the World / Read Aloud
- Little Dreamers: Visionary Women Around the World / Read Aloud
- Who Says Women Can't Be Doctors? The Story of Elizabeth Blackwell / Read Aloud
- Sonia Sotomayor: A Judge Grows in the Bronx / Read Aloud
- Brave Girl - Clara and the Shirtwaist Makers' Strike of 1909 / Read Aloud
- Maya Lin: Artist-Architect of Light and Lines / Read Loud
- Amelia and Eleanor Go For A Ride / Read Aloud
- A Ballerina’s Tale
- Anne Frank Remembered
- Hidden Figures
- Betty & Coretta
- The Eagle Huntress (Otto Bell, 2016)
- Queen of Katwe