March is National Women's History Month

Each week NGCP will feature inspiring women, girl-serving STEM programs, and guest blog posts, as well as posting calls to action. We encourage you to support the efforts of the National Women's History Project , and to help elevate our messaging on Facebook and Twitter using the hashtag #NGCPNationalWomensHistory18.              

The 2018 theme is "NEVERTHELESS SHE PERSISTED: Honoring Women Who Fight All Forms of Discrimination Against Women" and honors women who have shaped America's history and its future through their tireless commitment to ending discrimination against women and girls. Fighting all forms of discrimination against women takes persistence. The honorees have all gotten the message to stop, either directly or indirectly, yet they have all continued to fight and succeeded in bringing positive change to the lives of diverse American women. Below are additional Women's History Month resources.

Click! The Ongoing Feminist Revolution
Click! highlights the achievements of women from the 1940s to the present and explores the power and complexity of gender consciousness in modern American life. Features film clips, extensive interactive timelines, and in-depth essays. Designed to engage students, assist educators and researchers, and appeal to a wide public audience.
National Women's History Museum
The National Women's History Museum educates, inspires, empowers, and shapes the future by integrating women's distinctive history into the culture and history of the U.S. The website includes an Education & Resource section with biographies, lesson plans, videos, and other interactive resources.
PBS Learning Media: Community Classroom
Community Classroom is a film and curriculum resource series that brings to life some of today's most vital social issues by pairing film modules from award-winning documentaries with standards-based lesson plans. The Women's History Month collection focuses on women and girls around the world. The films tell powerful, personal stories and the activities encourage students to learn and understand international struggles and take an active role in addressing local concerns.
Status of Women in the States
Created by the Institute for Women's Policy Research, this report provides data that change agents can use to improve the status of women, which is integral to strengthening economic growth and prosperity for local communities and the nation as a whole. The data can be used to raise awareness, improve policies, and promote women's equality. Explore the data.
The Female Lead
A non-profit dedicated to making women's stories more visible and offering alternative role models to those ever-present in popular culture. The Female Lead profiles accomplished women from around the world, including women in the arts, sciences, sports, business, and activism. The book is available for free for schools across the U.S. along with teaching materials. Recently Nell Merlino, one of the women profiled, wrote a guest blog for NGCP titled Casting the Female Lead.