March is Women's History Month.
Throughout our Nation's history, American women have led movements for social and economic justice, made groundbreaking scientific discoveries, enriched our culture with stunning works of art and literature, and charted bold directions in our foreign policy. They have served our country with valor, from the battlefields of the Revolutionary War to the deserts of Iraq and mountains of Afghanistan. During Women's History Month, we recognize the victories, struggles, and stories of the women who have made our country what it is today.
This month, we are reminded that even in America, freedom and justice have never come easily. As part of a centuries-old and ever-evolving movement, countless women have put their shoulder to the wheel of progress -- activists who gathered at Seneca Falls and gave expression to a righteous cause; trailblazers who defied convention and shattered glass ceilings; millions who claimed control of their own bodies, voices, and lives. Together, they have pushed our Nation toward equality, liberation, and acceptance of women's right -- not only to choose their own destinies -- but also to shape the futures of peoples and nations........
~ From: http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2014/03/01/presidential-proclamation-womens-history-month-2014
Frida Kahlo Lesson Plan
Frida Kahlo de Rivera was a Mexican artist best known for her self-portraits. Many classify Frida as a surrealist but she claimed that she did not paint dreams but her painful reality. When Frida was 13 years old, she was on a bus that crashed into a trolley car. The young girl spent 3 months in a full body cast and although she completely recovered from the accident and regained her ability to walk, she spent most of her life in pain. She began painting to occupy her time while she was bed-ridden. She combined elements of Mexican and Amerindian mythology, dramatic symbolism, and a primitive perspective.
-Taken from Mocomi.com
Read "Who Was Frida Kahlo?" by Sarah Fabiny
Color with Frida Kahlo
Encourage children to color, or paint using vibrant and bright colors in the style of Frida Kahlo.
-Coloring page brought to you by NV Artworks
Amelia Earhart Lesson Plan
Amelia Earhart was one of the world's most celebrated aviators. She broke records and charted new skies in the course of her short life. She disappeared while she was on a flight around the world.
Read "I Am Amelia Earhart" By Brad Meltzer
Make Your Own Airplane
What You Will Need
Women's History Month