Women's History Month is celebrated each March in the United States as a way to "amplify women's voices to honor the past, inform the present and inspire the future."
Teachers: Visit the free MY HERO Lesson Plan for Women's History Month for this film program. Includes discussion guide and learning outcomes.
The following program of short films celebrate women trailblazers and show the kinds of obstacles these women faced, as well as common threads between their stories. The fight for women's rights has changed over the years, and we hope these films will empower you to fight for justice in your own lives.
Michelle Obama has recently made history as the first African American to become the First Lady of the United States.
Elizebeth Friedman is known as "America's first female cryptanalyist" for her work deciphering codes between Nazi forces during WWII.
The following stories have a link so you can hear the audio as you read. Great for ESL students, visually impaired or blind students.
Height was a civil rights/women's rights activist and an ally to the LGBTQ+ community.
Her story was hidden for decades: Katherine Johnson plotted multiple flight courses for NASA, including the Apollo 11 spacecraft, the first spaceship to reach the moon.
"Sally Ride is considered a hero because she has done amazing things, like when she went on the STS-7 mission in 1983."
Instituted by Rep. Bella Abzug and first established in 1971, the date commemorates the passage of the 19th Amendment, the Woman Suffrage Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, which gave U.S. women full voting rights in 1920.
Learn about a New Hero Every Day of the Year: Visit the MY HERO Calendar
Share Your Hero Essays, Films and Art through our Create Program
Outstanding essays submitted to MY HERO will be considered for a certificate/t-shirt prize or be featured on the Story Homepage.
Students can submit their films for free with a waiver to the MY HERO International Film Festival.
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