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Women’s History Month Quotes for Students

Celebrate Women’s History Month in your classroom with the powerful and inspiring words of exceptional women. Highlight the achievements, leadership, courage, and strength of women throughout history with quotations and prompts for students. These powerful and inspiring quotes are perfect for sharing with kids during the month of March. 

The observance of Women’s History Month began in Santa Rosa, California with the celebration of Women’s History Week in 1978. Organizers of the northern California event selected the week of March 8 to correspond with International Women’s Day. In 1980, President Jimmy Carter issued the first Presidential Proclamation, declaring the week of March 8 National Women’s History Week. Seven years later, Congress designated the entire month of March as Women’s History Month.

Ideas for Using The Quotes & Prompts in Your Classroom:

  • Discuss each quote and prompt during your morning meeting or as a bell ringer activity. 
  • Use the prompts for a journal writing activity. This will give students a chance to practice writing skills and make connections with the quote.   
  • Create a growth mindset bulletin board. Encourage students to bring in and share quotes from notable women they find on their own! 
  • Add a timer and use the quotes during transition times to keep students focused and engaged.
  • Create a “gallery-style” quote walk for students to explore and discuss influential women in history.
  • Break analysis up over several days to create a Quote of the Week activity.
History Month Quotes for Students

1.  “At the end of the day we can endure much more than we think we can.” -Frida Kahlo

✏️ Write about something you once thought was difficult but now find easy.

2. “All adventures, especially into new territory, are scary.” -Sally Ride

✏️ Would you rather explore the deepest parts of the ocean or outer space? Explain your choice.

3. “Champions keep playing until they get it right.” -Billie Jean King

✏️ List three qualities of a champion. Which one is the most important?

4. “You must never be fearful of what you are doing when it is right.” -Rosa Parks

✏️ What is your greatest fear? How can you conquer it?

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Quote of the Day Activity

“Great resource! Visually appealing and and engaging for students. Quotes were applicable and appropriate.” -Tim W.

5. “It isn’t where you came from. It’s where you’re going that counts.” -Ella Fitzgerald

✏️ Imagine you’ve invented a time machine! Where would you go? What would you see?

6. “The shadows are as important as the light.” -Charlotte Bronte

✏️ Would you rather live in a world with no sunlight or no darkness? Explain your choice.

7. “I’m not afraid of storms, for I’m learning to sail my ship.” -Louisa May Alcott

✏️ Describe something that used to scare you, but doesn’t anymore.

Quote Analysis Sentence Starters

8. “I do not know anyone who has gotten to the top without hard work.” -Margaret Thatcher

✏️ Would you rather climb a mountain or run a marathon? Explain your choice.

9. “No one can make you feel inferior without your consent.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

✏️ What can you do if you see someone at school getting bullied?

10. “If you surrender to the wind, you can ride it.” -Toni Morrison

✏️ Write about something that was difficult for you to learn. Why didn’t you quit?

Want more quotes for your classroom? Click here for 25 quotes that will inspire and motivate your students! Examining quotes from a diverse group of speakers allows students to think critically, make connections, and consider alternative viewpoints. Quote analysis can also help build classroom community through inclusive and engaging discussions.

Visit the National Women’s History Museum for digital classroom resources, like online exhibitions, biographies, and virtual field trips!

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