March is National Women's History Month. Here are some great ways to celebrate with the family.
It’s National Women’s History Month and this year’s theme is "Women Pioneering the Future". Here are some ways to join the celebration:
1. Order the official poster: http://www.nwhp.org/whm/themes/theme03.html .
2. Encourage your City Council to make a proclamation. Here’s a sample: http://www.nwhp.org/whm/themes/proclamation-sample.html .
3. Order placemats, banners, buttons, balloons and banners: http://www.nwhp.org/new_catalog/womens-history-month/womens-history-month2.html .
4. Check out power contact websitesfor working women. Add yours! http://www.womenworking2000.com/power_contacts/docs/websites.html .
5. Read up on this year’s honorees: Rebecca Adamson, Native American advocate; Rachel Carson, Scientist and Environmentalist; Linda Chavez-Thompson, Labor Leader; Mae C. Jemison, Scientist, Educator, and Former Astronaut; Yuri Kochiyama, Civil Rights Advocate; Tania León, Composer and Conductor; Robin Roberts, Broadcast Journalist; Harilyn Rousso, Disability Rights Activist and Psychotherapist; Margaret Chase Smith, Congressional Representative and Senator; Wilma L. Vaught, Brigadier General, USAF, Retired; Rebecca Walker, Youth Organizer and Writer. Go here: http://www.nwhp.org/whm/themes/honorees03.html .
6. Visit a woman’s museum near you: National Cowgirl Museum/Hall of Fame, Ft. Worth, Tx.; National Museum of Women in the Arts, DC; Women of the West Museum, Denver; International Women's Air and Space Museum, Dayton, Ohio; U.S. Army Women's Museum, Fort Lee, Virginia. Visit their websites: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/whmmuseum1.html .
7. See how you do on the Groundbreaking Women Quiz: http://www.infoplease.com/spot/quiz/whm2/1.html>http://www.infoplease.com/spot/quiz/whm2/1.html .
8. Check out women Pulitzer Prize winners such as Sara Teasdale, Anne Sexton, Sylvia Plath, Jhumpa Lahiri: http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0771154.html .
9. And women Nobel Prize winners? http://www.factmonster.com/ipka/A0801697.html .
10. Notable Women Ancestors is looking for you!
Biographies and genealogy data of notable and not-so-notable women in history submitted by actual living descendants. Get on it! http://www.rootsweb.com/~nwa .
11. How about some reading and book reviews? For you, “To Love This Life,” quotations by Helen Keller: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0891283471/susandunnmome-20. Your child can read and review “A Picture Book of Helen Keller”: http://www.amazon.com/exec/obidos/ASIN/0823409503/susandunnmome-20 .
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