Women's History Month 2021 Challenge

An excited young woman stands on one foot, with arms stretched wide. She poses in front of the Declaration of Sentiments waterwall in a historical-style blue dress and bonnet.
It's Women's History Month!
Here are twenty-eight ways to celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made throughout American history.
  1. Ride a bike! Listen here to find out why bicycles are important to women’s rights.
  2. Interview a woman in your family. Ask her about equality.
  3. Share a favorite poem by a female poet.
  4. Research Ruth Wakefield and her famous recipe—then bake some, yummmm.
  5. Recommend a children’s book about a famous woman.
  6. Propose a new National Park site dedicated to a woman who made an important contribution to America.
  7. Get lost! And then thank Gladys West for getting you home again.
  8. Something you use everyday was invented by a woman—what is it?
  9. Plant a tree to celebrate Kate Sessions.
  10. Donate your time, talent, or treasure to a group that empowers women and girls.
  11. One woman was inducted into the Military Intelligence Corps Hall of Fame for 2021. In which war did she serve as a spy?
  12. Recommend a woman-owned business that you support.
  13. Run for public office or encourage women you know to run.
  14. Re-create a photo of a famous woman.
  15. Walk a mile in her shoes. Marsha P. Johnson and Sylvia Rivera walked miles and miles of protest marches fighting for social justice.
  16. Build a paper-roll rocketship in honor of Mae Jemison and Sally Ride.
  17. Create a playlist of female musicians.
  18. Treasure hunt! Discover what the “golden coin” is and then find one!
  19. Take a Virtual Tour of the Wesleyan Chapel, site of the first Women’s Rights Convention.
  20. Write a thank you note to a woman who inspires you.
  21. Visit a Historic Landmark or National Park site near you devoted to women’s history. (Safely or virtually)
  22. Research to discover whose motto was “Lifting As We Climb”
  23. Try to separate fact from fiction about “Sadie the Goat.”
  24. Ask a girl about her favorite subjects in school.
  25. Maggie L. Walker was the first woman to charter and be president of a bank—where was it?
  26. Use a painting by a female artist as the background for your video chats.
  27. Safely attend (or watch) a professional Women’s Hockey or Basketball game (or amateur if there isn’t a professional team near you).
  28. In 1848, the Declaration of Sentiments grieved the low status of women’s wages. What year was the Lily Ledbetter Fair Pay Act signed into law?
*Thanks to Because of Them We Can for the inspiration.

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