How Much Do You Know About Women’s History?

March is Women’s History Month. How silly to delegate an area of learning to a month. Is there a Math Month? A “Learn How to Walk” Month? We  learn things all the time. I understand the premise; saying that March is Women’s History Month is a way to put a spotlight on Women’s History, so that we notice it, but wouldn’t it be nice if it were so enmeshed in the fabric of our consciousness that we didn’t have to put a spotlight on it?

Anyway, March is Women’s History Month. There’s a great resource for information called the National Women’s History Project. If you aren’t familiar with it, give it a whirl.

I recently had a humbling experience, courtesy of the National Women’s History Project web site. I took a quiz (Yes, unschool-y me took a quiz!) and, out of fifteen questions, I only answered five correctly. The straight-A-student who still lives in a tiny corner of my brain was mortified! But the curious person who is the real me just said, “Gee, what are the answers to these questions . . .

Here’s the quiz: Test Your Women’s History I.Q. Please let me know how you did, and please share the stories of these women with your children. That way, someday we won’t need a Women’s History Month.

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