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(Originally published on March 19, 2017 and updated January 17, 2019)

March is Women’s History Month. Do you know the history of Women’s History Month? In 1980, a consortium of women’s groups and historians, led by the National Women’s History Project, successfully lobbied for national recognition. In February 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation declaring the Week of March 8th, 1980 as National Women’s History Week.

Use these Listenwise audio stories this month to help students learn about the accomplishments of amazing women of all ages, cultures, races, and abilities. Expand your students’ knowledge of the contributions of women around the world.

Browse the many additional women’s stories in Listenwise  in our Women’s History Collection.


       Shirley Jackson’s Life as an Author

        Before Helen Keller

           A Guide to Florida: From Zora Neale Hurston

              Harriet Beecher Stowe

               A Letter from Phillis Wheatley

               Black Women Math Heroes at NASA

            Origins and Relevance of the ‘Feminine Mystique’

              Themes of Belonging: Sandra Cisneros

            Joan of Arc’s Influence Still Shines Today

               First African Woman To Win Peace Prize

Current Events

      19-Year-Old Representative Takes Office

       Pro Athlete To Nun

     Artistic Expression through Domestic Dolls

       Big Election Gains for Women

         Ida O’Keeffe Escapes Her Sister’s Shadow

         Female Hockey Players Fight for Fair Wages

         First Female Boston Marathon Runner

            More Women Say # MeToo

            Nellie Bly and Her Journalism Career

           Amelia Earhart’s Flight

          Sandra Day O’Connor on the Supreme Court 

        Madeleine Albright

            The First Female Computer Programmer

             Women on the Money

            First Female Nominee for President

           Debate: Is Wonder Woman a Good Ambassador for Women’s Issues?

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