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Her Story in History

Learn about these amazing women and how they influenced our history (including women's history) in their own unique way.

Important dates:

  • March 8 – International Women's Day
  • Women's History Month begins on March 1 and ends on March 31
  • October 11 – International Day of the Girl Child

International Women's Day is celebrated on the 8th of March every year around the world. It is a focal point in the movement for women's rights.

In the United States, President Barack Obama proclaimed March 2011 to be “Women's History Month”, calling Americans to mark IWD by reflecting on “the extraordinary accomplishments of women” in shaping the country's history.


Her Story in History 

This study has five pages and it's designed to help you teach elementary, middle, or high school students all about important women in US history.

Includes in PDF format:

  • Cover Page
  • Introduction page
  • Directions
  • Guiding Questions
  • List of 50 women in history
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Cover Page

Print this out and put it in your history binder. For extra credit, prepare a report on each of the women on the cover. They are Amelia Earhart and Sojourner Truth.

Introduction page

This page introduces parents and teachers to the packet and gives tips on how to use it.


Give this direction page to the student, as it includes a background of the assignment and specific instructions on how to complete it.

Guiding Questions

Guiding questions are questions provided to students, either in writing or spoken verbally, while they are working on a task. Asking guiding questions allows students to move to higher levels of thinking by providing more open-ended support that calls students' attention to key details without being prescriptive.

Asking questions that have many possible answers and require research and analysis.

Click here to download this printable.

List of 50 women in history

  1. Pocahontas
  2. Susan B Anthony
  3. Louisa May Alcott
  4. Laura Ingalls Wilder
  5. Margaret Mead
  6. Julia Child
  7. Nancy Reagan
  8. Maya Angelou
  9. Hillary R. Clinton
  10. Ann Bancroft
  11. Abigail Adams
  12. Elizabeth Blackwell
  13. Jane Adams
  14. Helen Keller
  15. Margaret Bourke-White
  16. Rosa Parks
  17. Maria Tallchief
  18. Harper Lee
  19. Sally Ride
  20. Maya Lin
  21. Sacagawea
  22. Clara Barton
  23. Juliette Gordon Low
  24. Eleanor Roosevelt
  25. Rachel Carson
  26. Barbara McClintock
  27. Barbara Bush
  28. Barbara Walters
  29. Oprah Winfrey
  30. Michelle Obama
  31. Sojourner Truth
  32. Harriet Tubman
  33. Annie Jump Cannon
  34. Georgia O'Keeffe
  35. Babe Didrikson Zaharias
  36. Gertrude Elion
  37. Coretta Scott King
  38. Dian Fossey
  39. Sonia Sotomayor
  40. Serena Williams
  41. Elizabeth Cady Stanton
  42. Emily Dickinson
  43. Nellie Bly
  44. Amelia Earhart
  45. Lucille Ball
  46. Ella Fitzgerald
  47. Patsy Takemoto Mink
  48. Gloria Steinem
  49. Condoleezza Rice
  50. Misty Copeland
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To continue learning, check out the Harriet Movie Study.

Additional Reading:

Her Story: A Timeline of the Women Who Changed America
  • Used Book in Good Condition
  • Waisman, Charlotte S. (Author)
Strong Women: 15 Biographies of Influential Women History Overlooked
  • Koeppel, Kari (Author)
  • English (Publication Language)

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