Family Fun: Celebrate National Women’s History Month
March is National Women’s History Month –
Parent and Kid Activities for National Women’s History Month:
Visit the Women’s Right National Historical Park in Seneca Fall, New York. It commemorates the first Woman’s Right’s Convention in 1848 where woman’s rights leaders: Elizbeth Cady Stanton, Lucretia Mott, Martha White, Mary Ann McClinttock and Jane Hunt met. Ms. Stanton’s house became the headquarters for the women’s rights movement.
Visit an Art Museum to see famous women Artist’s work such as paintings by Elizebeth Virgee-LeBrun and Georgia O’Keeffe, and Mary Cassatt.
Visit the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site in Hyde Park New York. This is the home of the President and Mrs. Roosevelt, it is called Val-Kill. This home is a window into the private and public for Eleanor Roosevelt who was an important spokesperson for the poor and unfortunate who suffered through-out the depression. She was also an out-spoken women right’s advocate and political leader.
NASA has a webpage dedicated to women astronauts and/or visit the Kennedy Space Center in Florida be sure to go to the Astronaut’s Hall of Fame and Museum to learn all about the women in space exploration.
Grab the popcorn and the family for watching movies about female heroines: Norma Rae, Silkwood, Erin Brockovich.
Watch these videos about Female Trailblazers produced by Girlup.org
Books to Read:
If You Lived When Women Won Their Rights – 4th-grade reading level
Girls Who Rocked the World: Heroines from Joan of Arc to Mother Teresa
Dinner discussion questions to get the conversation started:
Why should boys/men care about woman’s rights?
Do you think a woman will be elected president?
Do we have a woman hero in our family?
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