Women's History Month

Women’s History e-Resources

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/teaching-topics/celebrate-womens-history-month/?_r=0 New York Times’ Learning Network resources including historical newspaper front pages, lessons, and student activities (including Times crosswords!) relevant to Women’s History. use the links at the top of the page to navigate through the lengthy list of resources by category.

http://learning.blogs.nytimes.com/2010/03/01/womens-history-month-across-the-curriculum/ Part of the Times’ Learning Network, this article (from 2010) suggests several cross-curricular activities that address Women’s History.

http://womenshistorymonth.gov/index.html A collection of primary source documents, lessons, student activities and teacher resources compiled by the Library of Congress. Use the menu at the left side to navigate through images, audio, video, teacher resources, etc.

https://www.nwhm.org/education-resources/ The National Women’s History Museum website has a vast amount of Education Resources in its online collection. Use the menu at the left to navigate through videos, a large collection of biographies, lesson plans, student quotes, resources, etc.

https://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/ This page gives access to the National Women’s History Museum’s various online exhibits including “Entrepreneurial Women,” “Clandestine Women: Spies in American History,” “American Women in Sports,” and many more. Be sure to check the Education Resouces section for accompanying lesson plans.

http://constitutioncenter.org/media/files/WomenofPower_6-8.pdf The Constitution Center’s Women of Power lesson plan PDF details a lesson and activities that span 4-5 class periods and prompts students to investigate notable historical figures and recognize their impact on American history. The lesson details the use of resources from the National Women’s Hall of Fame (see below) and includes student handouts for all activities.

https://www.womenofthehall.org/women-of-the-hall/ The website of the National Women’s Hall of Fame (in Seneca Falls, NY) has brief biogrpahies on each of its inductees (currently 256 women) and is searchable by name, achievement, birthplace, induction year, etc.

http://www.nwhp.org/resources/womens-rights-movement/detailed-timeline/ The National Women’s History Project detailed timeline of the legal history of women in the U.S.

http://multiculturalkidblogs.com/heritage-months/womens-history-month-series/ In 2015, Multicultural Kid Blogs featured Womens History throughout the month of March. This page lists the daily features and links to each blog post.

http://www.makers.com/ A PBS documentary program, Makers features stories of women who shape our world. From the Watch tab at the top of the homepage, select Documentaries to view full-length episodes or Stories to search individual women’s stories by name or area of accomplishment. Other features in the Watch tab include Makers Minute, 60-second interviews, and Be the Hero, which features women who are influential in their communities.

http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history History Channel’s collection of Women’s History videos (18) and women’s biographies and profiles (60+).

http://www.history.com/topics/holidays/womens-history-month/videos/aint-i-a-woman From the History Channel, this is a 3-minute video of actress Kerry Washington performing Sojourner Truth’s famous speech, “Ain’t I a Woman?” with commentary.

http://www.nps.gov/wori/learn/historyculture/declaration-of-sentiments.htm This page of the Women’s Rights National Historical Park website presents the text of the Declaration of Sentiments, signed by the First Women’s Rights Convention in 1848, including the names of the 68 women and 32 men who signed it.