Women’s History Month
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In the Classroom
Each March, the National Constitution Center celebrates Women's History Month by highlighting special resources and activities that are perfect for the classroom!
- Lesson Plan: Discover the contributions of notable women throughout U.S. history the Women of Power lesson.
- Lesson Plan: the March Civics in Literature is perfect for younger students.
- Video: Watch scholars Cary Franklin and Serena Mayeri discuss feminism and the Equal Rights Amendment with Jeffrey Rosen, President and CEO of the National Constitution Center.
- On Our Blog: Read the story of the ratification of the 19th Amendment, and then quiz your students on women's suffrage!
- Mini-Poster: Download this mini-poster, spotlighting the Women's Suffrage Movement, originally featured in out 2014 Civic Calendar.
- Primary Source: The Girl Scouts of the U.S.A were founded in March of 1912. Watch this 1918 short film about Scouting, starring Girl Scout founder Juliette Gordon Low.
- From Our Partners: Visit the National Archives and Records Administration to view the an original copy of the 19th Amendment!
At the Museum
Admission: Programs FREE with museum admission
Throughout March, visitors to the Center can participate in a variety of events in honor of Women’s History Month. Participate in an array of activities including the new program Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage,” which uses a hit pop song to tell the story of women’s suffrage. Then, take a self-guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition, The Story of We the People, which highlights defining moments in women’s history. Artifact highlights include a judicial robe worn by retired Supreme Court Justice Sandra Day O’Connor and a collection of artifacts from Susan B. Anthony and the movement for women’s suffrage.
Please Note: Programs are subject to change on March 11 and 25
Decoding the Lyrics: “Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage”
History gets a hip twist in this interactive show! Watch Soomo Publishing’s historical, hysterical take on Lady Gaga’s “Bad Romance” music video—redone to tell the story of the women’s suffrage movement. Then take a closer look at the lyrics and references in the video to learn more about the passage of the 19th Amendment.
Women’s History Self-Guided Tour
Available during regular museum hours
- Pick up a handy flier at our Information Desk to take a self-guided museum tour highlighting important moments in women’s history, featuring:
- The American National Tree, featuring such groundbreaking women as Alice Paul, Betty Ford, and Dr. Mary E. Walker (the only American woman to be awarded the Medal of Honor)
- A letter written by Susan B. Anthony and other artifacts from the women’s suffrage movement
- Justice Sandra Day O’Connor’s Supreme Court robe
- Equal Rights Amendment button from the 1970s
Giant Game Board Activity
As part of our interactive daily programming in March, test your knowledge of women’s history at our Giant Game Board.
Girl Scout Day
March 11, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.
Scouts: $14, Adults: $12, one free Scout leader for every 10 Scouts
The National Constitution Center is the best place for Girl Scouts to discover more about American history, government, and citizenship! Our Scout Days feature guided tours, interactive quiz games, outdoor flag ceremonies, hands-on artifact workshops, activity tables, and more, all while meeting legacy badge or journey requirements!
Reservations Recommended: 215-409-6800 or [email protected]
School Group Packages
Women in History
Advance reservations required: Call 215.409.6800
$14 per person (includes museum admission)
The Women in History Show celebrates extraordinary American women who fought for freedom and equality, including Deborah Sampson, Dolley Madison, Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and Susan B. Anthony. Through an interactive, “Guess Who?”-style game (and even some costumes to try on!), the show explores the changing roles of women throughout American history with a special emphasis on the passage of the 19th Amendment. Students will also join in a guided tour of the Center’s main exhibition that highlights the achievements of American women. Teachers will receive pre- and post-lesson plans.
You can also bring the Women in History Show to your school through our Traveling History and Civics Program. For more information, call Group Sales at 215.409.6800.