March is Women’s History Month, which is an AMAZING opportunity to discuss important women in history in your preschool, kindergarten, and first-grade classrooms! That’s why we put together a list of some age-appropriate Women’s History Month Videos discussing what it is and why we celebrate it.
Women’s History Month Videos are a great introduction to teaching your students about some of the many inspiring women throughout history. These women have overcome obstacles, accomplished great things, helped others, and become amazing role models to children everywhere!
This article goes well with these Simply Kinder resources:
Women’s History Month Videos
The first step to teaching about Women’s History Month is to explain WHAT it is! These quick videos are perfect for that.
This video is only 1:35 so sure to hold even the shortest attention span, and perfectly explains the history of why Women’s History Month was first started!
This is a cute video because it talks about Women’s History Month, mentions famed mathematician Ada Lovelace, AND the cute character encourages students to think about the special women in their own life!
Similar to the other PBS Kids video above; however, this video is specifically about International Women’s Day (March 8th.) It has lots of interesting facts like when women first were able to vote, and some important women throughout history!
Inspiring Women in History
There are SO many women you could choose to talk about for Women’s History Month! There are women who have pioneered the way for many of your students today. Here are just a few that had really good videos that were age-appropriate.
Rosie the Riveter inspired women during World War II as they went back to work. She helped to show them they could do just as much as the men! “We Can Do It” is a slogan that women still use today! This short, cute video tells about the wonderful woman Rosie was!
Clara Barton founded the American Branch of the Red Cross! This short biography talks about her whole life and what makes her so special.
Dorothy Vaughan is one of the women behind “Hidden Figures”, a group of all African American women mathematicians who worked for NASA and helped send satellites to space and the first man to the moon! This video is told from her perspective and uses great vocabulary words for kindergarteners!
More Videos for Women’s History Month
Frida Kahlo was one of the most important artists of the 20th century! She overcame so many severe health problems: polio, a bus accident, and over 30 surgeries, but she still persevered to become an iconic painter. This read-aloud talks about her childhood and life and points out lots of fun tidbits of info throughout!
Helen Keller is one of the most iconic women in history who overcame so many obstacles. She could not see or hear but still learned how to speak and use sign language! This is a read-aloud book telling the history of Helen Keller, with some great interjections from the reader and her ostrich sidekick!
Rosa Parks is an incredible woman from history who did so much! She fought for rights in the Black community, women’s rights, AND voting rights. This BrainPop video gives direct information in a way that is understandable to your students, and sure to inspire them!
Other Amazing Women in History
There are so many other women to teach about during Women’s History Month! There are videos on all of the following: Amelia Earhart, Malala Yousafzai, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Harriett Tubman, Susan B Anthony…the list of groundbreaking women is endless! Make sure to screen them to check that they’re appropriate for your classroom though! You can also encourage your students to think of the amazing women in their own life! They can draw a picture and even write a thank you letter to someone who has inspired them. Click here for a great FREE printable to help your students brainstorm someone who has inspired them!
Speaking of inspiring, consider using this informative Inspiring Women’s Easy Reader bundle! Simple text for kindergarteners and beautiful large picture support make these the best resource to accompany your Women’s History Month or International Women’s Day unit! Click here to get it now!
Hopefully, you love all these videos and they help you teach your students about all the great women throughout history. Do you have any other ideas or suggestions? Let us know on our Simply Kinder Teacher Group Facebook page! And make sure to tag #simplykinder on Instagram for any fun activities you do for the month! Happy teaching!
This post was written by Johanna, an experienced early elementary teacher who loves learning about new teaching ideas for preschool, kindergarten, and first grade!