Women's History Month Virtual Field Trip

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Every March since 1980, we celebrate women’s contributions to science, art, equality movements, and more throughout history as women are often the unsung heroes in establishing many of our present-day comforts, practices, and advancements. And thanks to the internet, students can explore exhibitions, historic sites, and more from the comfort of home. 

If you're looking for ideas to celebrate Women’s History Month for your Learning Pod or your online school family, explore our list of virtual field trips, exhibitions, and tours to take with your student. 

Opportunities to Celebrate Women’s History Month

Take a Virtual Field Trip to the National Women’s History Museum

The National Women’s History Museum offers various field trips for 5th-12th grade students, including some women's history exhibitions in 2024 that cover:

  • The African American Women in Civil Rights Movement exhibit explores women’s vital contributions through this era, including organization efforts for the Montgomery Bus Boycott, Little Rock’s Central High School integration, the 1993 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom, and other historic events.

  • The Beginnings of the Women’s Suffrage Movement 1776-1872 exhibit explores the suffrage movement in the first decade after the United States of America was founded. This virtual field trip covers the early years of the suffrage movement and leaders who had significant impacts, including Abigail Adams, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, and Susan B. Anthony.

  • The Women’s Suffrage and Protest at the White House 1872-1920 exhibit focuses on the nationwide fight for women’s right to vote. Viewers will learn about Alice Paul, Lucy Burns, and the National American Woman Suffrage Association. 

Parents and Learning Coaches can submit a request 3 weeks in advance for a 45-minute virtual field trip hosted by a women’s history educator for a group of at least 10 students and 1 adult. 

If you’re looking for something a little less formal, check out the National Women’s History Museum’s self-paced, online exhibits, which can give a snapshot of women’s groundbreaking achievements throughout American history, including their contributions in the space race, sports, medicine, arts, politics, and more. 

Discover Women’s History Month Art at The Smithsonian

The Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art is another exhibit to check out that celebrates Women’s history. Explore works by American fiber artists, including Emma Amos, Sheila Hicks, and Faith Ringgold. Learn more about what inspired these artists as well as their creative process through the free, interactive exhibit.  

Explore the Mary McLeod Bethune Council House 

The Mary McLeod Bethune Council House virtual tour invites visitors to explore a 360-degree tour of the original headquarters for the National Council of Negro Women (NCNW) in Washington, D.C., where Mary McLeod Bethune, alongside other prolific women, got together to further the American Civil Rights Movement. Click through images, videos, and audio clips to learn more about these impressive revolutionaries and the national historic site.   

Tour the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site

Students can take a virtual tour of Val-Kill, the Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site. Known as one of the most influential women in American history, Eleanor Roosevelt’s home, Val-Kill, provides a powerful glimpse into the First Lady’s personal and public life as she advocated for world peace and human rights.

Watch a Tour of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitors Center

The video tour of the Harriet Tubman Underground Railroad Visitor Center, with ranger Angela Crenshaw at the visitor center located near Washington, D.C., teaches students about Harriet Tubman who escaped slavery, became an abolitionist, and a spy for the Union during the Civil War. 

Take a Course on Women in WWII from the Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration Programs

The Center for Interactive Learning & Collaboration (CILC) provides free and paid virtual resources for students to expand their learning on various topics. Currently, the CILC offers a free, 45-minute program hosted by the United States Army Women’s Museum over video for 10-35 students in third through sixth grade, highlighting the significant contributions by women during World War II.

Where in the World Were They? American Women in WWII” discusses how women stepped forward during World War II to fill various jobs while men were away fighting. Students will learn how women’s contributions during this time contributed to drastic shifts in the economy and workforce for future generations. 

Celebrate Women’s History In & Out of the Classroom

As a Learning Coach, celebrate the vast contributions women have made throughout history beyond the classroom beyond the classroom with these videos, online tours, and virtual field trips and keep the learning going by exploring women’s history at your local library, or other incredible local resources. Celebrating and learning about how women have shaped our history can happen even beyond the month of March! We encourage you to keep learning and growing all year long. 

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