During Women's History month, we celebrate women with sites that cover their history and accomplishments. These sites can be used by students all year 'round to find information on some of the important people who are often left out of the history books.
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General HistoryPlaces Where Women Made History, from the National Park Service, provides an online tour of 74 historic properties in Massachusetts and New York. The itinerary includes interactive maps, descriptions of each place's significance, photographs, essays on women's achievements in American history, and links to other Web sites.
The Women's History Month page from the Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum features many resources. The 2009 theme is Women Taking the Lead to Save Our Planet, and the site includes brief biographies of women whose work in the "green movement" has been recognized.
The National Women's History Museum CyberExhibits provide short illustrated exhibits on various topics such as Young and Brave: Girls Changing History and First but not the Last: Women Who Ran for President.
Women of NASA and Female Frontiers are NASA Quest Web sites that feature information about influential women in the fields of science, technology, and more.
Women in World History Curriculum includes lesson plans on women's history and biographies of 10 historical women.
Dominion and Domination of the Gentle Sex: The Lives of Medieval Women is a student-created Web site that portrays many aspects of women's lives and includes short biographies of women in art, politics, religion, and other fields.
What did you do in the War, Grandma?, created by South Kingstown (R.I.) High School students, includes essays by several professors, a timeline, and interviews with Rhode Island women who lived through World War II.
Center for Women's History and Culture On-line Archival Collections, from the Duke University Library, provides three collections of primary source documents: Civil War Women, African-American Women, and Women's Liberation Movement.
Latinas in History from the Brooklyn College of the City University of New York provides essays on Latina history as well as a timeline and biographies of notable women.
Pages from Her Story from the Library of Congress features diaries, journals, letters, and other primary sources that offer a glimpse into the lives of lesser-known women. This presentation features documents representing 9 historical eras, providing a snapshot of women's lives during those times.
Women's Travel Writing, 1830-1930 provides full texts, excerpts, and letters by women travelers from and to the United States, as well as to non-Western areas.
Women in Transportation, from the Federal Highway Administration, details women's' important contributions to transportation history, from horse travel through space travel.
Women in the United States from the U.S. Census Bureau highlights recent census information pertaining to women.
Role of Women in the U.S. Military during Desert Shield/Desert Storm from the Department of the Navy Naval Historical Center provides information on women's roles and accomplishments during the 1990's Gulf War.
Changing the Face of Medicine is an online exhibition from the National Institutes of Health that honors the lives and achievements of women in medicine. It includes biographies of women physicians, information on careers in medicine, a bibliograhy and lesson plans.
Suffrage and RightsThe Emancipation of British Women 1750-1920, from the Spartacus School Interactive Encyclopedia, has information on people, organizations, and events in Great Britain's women's suffrage movement.
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony, from PBS, provides a multimedia look at the roles these women played in the U.S. women's suffrage movement. It also includes lesson plans, biographies, primary source documents, and information about the PBS documentary.
Matilda Joslyn Gage tells the story of this contemporary of Susan B. Anthony.
Women Win the Vote, from the National Women's History Project, provides brief biographies of 75 women and several men involved in the suffrage movement, a brief history of the movement, and a timeline of important events.
WomenWatch highlights the United Nations work for the advancement and empowerment of women and on international women's rights. Texts of international treaties, demographic information on women around the world, and links to other international organizations are included.
Women in Politics, from the International Inter-Parliamentary Union, has recent statistics on women in government, including the percentages of women in various national parliaments and a chronology of women's suffrage around the world.
The U.S. Women's History Workshop provides web-based curricular modules on women's studies and United States history for use in history, English, and social studies courses, grades 3 through 12. Resources were created by educators and include many priimary source images and documents.
BiographiesBiographies of Historical Women, from the University of Maryland Women's Studies database, includes brief biographies of historical women from many countries.
Biographies of Women, from the Women's International Center, supplies biographies of notable women.
Our First Ladies, from the White House, provides biographies of our nation's first ladies, from Martha Dandridge Custis Washington through Michelle Obama.
Gale Publishing provides resources for Women's History Month, including biographies and a free downloadable 2009 Women's History calendar.
Sports Illustrated for Women's 100 Greatest Female Athletes supplies biographies of the editors' choice for the 20th century's greatest sportswomen.
Women@NASA includes a stunning collection of 32 videos and essays from women throughout NASA who contribute to the agency's mission in many different ways. You'll hear stories of women overcoming almost every obstacle imaginable to pursue their dreams and make a difference in the world.
Extraordinary Women from the U.S. Postal Service Museum tells the stories of six women whose lives were caught up in the Klondike Gold Rush in very different ways.
Biographies of Women Mathematicians, from Agnes Scott College, profiles women who have made important contributions to mathematics.
Contributions of 20th-Century Women to Physics, from UCLA, offers a documented archive of information about more than 75 important 20th-century women physicists.
Women Composers from the International Alliance for Women in Music is a database of women composers of classical music. Many of the names link to biographical information.
A Celebration of Women Writers, from the University of Pennsylvania Digital Library, allows users to search for authors by name, century, and country. It provides links to online texts and biographies, when available, and to other sites on women writers.
Women Writers, from the University of Wisconsin Women's Studies Librarian, lists links to many Web sites with texts by and information about women writers.
African American Women Writers of the 19th Century, from the New York Public Library, is a digital collection of 52 pre-1920 books and pamphlets. It provides access to the thoughts, perspectives, and creative abilities of black women, and can be searched to determine what they had to say about family, religion, slavery, and other subjects.
The Jane Addams Children's Book Award has, since 1953, recognized books that help young readers understand peace, social justice, world community, and the equality of the sexes and all races. This Web site from the Cooperative Children's Book Center, School of Education/University of Wisconsin Madison has a chronological list of the winners.
Last updated 12/17/2008