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This collection of reviewed resources from TeachersFirst is selected to help teachers and students learn about Women's History and to plan related projects and classroom activities. Whether you spend one class or an entire unit on Women's History, the ideas included within the  "In the Classroom" portion of reviews will launch discussions and meaningful projects for student-centered learning.

 

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Changing the Face of Medicine - NIH

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Here's a site that documents the achievements of female physicians while also providing lesson plans and information that will show students (at all levels) how physicians do their...more
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Here's a site that documents the achievements of female physicians while also providing lesson plans and information that will show students (at all levels) how physicians do their work. The biographies of women physicians - some dating back into the 19th century - are probably the strongest section of this site, but the lesson plans and Flash activities are also well worth a look. This site could be used in history, career planning, science, or women's history studies.

tag(s): medicine (67), women (101)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans offered in this site! There is also a recommended book list which could be a great addition to a classroom reading list, or as a list students can choose from for a book report. This is an excellent site for any study of women in the workplace and the evolution of the medical field.
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Women in Sports

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Sports history buffs will appreciate this very complete, but very all-text, chronology of achievements in women's sports from antiquity to the present. This is useful content, and it...more
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Sports history buffs will appreciate this very complete, but very all-text, chronology of achievements in women's sports from antiquity to the present. This is useful content, and it is interspersed with links to additional sites about some of the athletes mentioned.

tag(s): sports (97), women (101)

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Include this resource as a handout for students while working on a unit about the changing roles of women and the equal rights movement for the sexes. Although some of the information is more trivial than necessary, this would be an interesting way to show students how the involvement of women in sports evolved, matching their involvement or desired involvement in the political process. Because this includes several different countries, this would be a great way to lead into a discussion of how womens' rights varied among many countries.

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WASP on the Web

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While this site really assumes the user knows the story of the women who helped ferry aircraft of all sorts from factory to front during World War II, the various ...more
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While this site really assumes the user knows the story of the women who helped ferry aircraft of all sorts from factory to front during World War II, the various site elements offer glimpses of the people, airplanes, and places that made the WASPs an indispensable element of the war effort. The sounds add some additional realism.

tag(s): air (163), aviation (39), women (101), world war 2 (142)

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Use the audio/video on this site over the interactive whiteboard to show students who the WASPS were as well as the contribution they made to the war effort. This would be a great addition to a lesson on WWII as well as the fight for equality between the sexes. History teachers will like this one.
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Women Come to the Front - Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress does its usually thorough job in this presentation on the roles of female journalists during World War II. These included domestic and foreign assignments. While...more
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The Library of Congress does its usually thorough job in this presentation on the roles of female journalists during World War II. These included domestic and foreign assignments. While we wish more of these images were available on line, there are certainly enough photos in this collection to provide students with a sense of what war meant to America in the 1940s.

tag(s): journalism (46), women (101), world war 2 (142)

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Use this site as a learning center or station during a unit on the battle front in WWII. The content is still valid, and would be a great center to break up others based on the battles and the men who are normally focused on. A useful resource for a US history classroom.

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Women and Social Movements in the United States - SUNY Binghamton

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Originally created at SUNY Binghamton, this site offers interesting perspective on the involvement of women in American social movements from the 1830s onward. Go straight to the "Teachers'...more
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Originally created at SUNY Binghamton, this site offers interesting perspective on the involvement of women in American social movements from the 1830s onward. Go straight to the "Teachers' Corner" for synopses and write-ups ordered chronologically. These can provide some interesting additional texture for American history elements already in your curriculum.

tag(s): abolition (7), slavery (72), women (101)

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One of the most useful parts of the site are the pre-prepared DBQ's that are seen predominantly in classes preparing for the AP exam. Use the Document Based Questions on this site to help students prepare and practice for their exam. Make sure to pass this one on to other AP teachers!

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First Ladies - The White House

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This section from the White House web site offers short histories and biographies of America's First Ladies. These include attention to twentieth century women who made their own accomplishments...more
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This section from the White House web site offers short histories and biographies of America's First Ladies. These include attention to twentieth century women who made their own accomplishments while living in the White House. Elementary students may find this one useful as part of a women's history study, or while learning about the presidency.

tag(s): first ladies (2), presidents (131), white house (14)

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This site would be extremely useful during an American History class. Use this site to provide students with knowledge of the too often forgotten members of the White House - our first ladies. Towards the end of the semester, use this site as a spring board for research projects on the first ladies. Students can use this site as a beginning in their quest for information.

Another use would be to show the ever-evolving role of the First Lady. Review with students the information found on one of the initial first ladies - Martha Washington is an interesting one, and have students compare her role with that of a more recent First lady. To compare the two,use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here).

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Women's Rights - UC Berkeley

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UC Berkeley's site on women's rights offers an interesting collection of resources. There's a time line showing women's accomplishments from the mid-eighteenth century onward, a collection...more
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UC Berkeley's site on women's rights offers an interesting collection of resources. There's a time line showing women's accomplishments from the mid-eighteenth century onward, a collection of interviews transcribed from on-campus appearances by women in leadership roles, and an activities and introduction section which offers ideas and options for further study. Teachers will probably want to excerpt selected portions for their use, but students doing research on women's history will find lots of good things here.

tag(s): women (101)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans and resources on this site! The lesson plans are all connected to standards, and show creative ways to use the interviews hosted. This site would be interesting in a Government or US History course.
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Woods Hole Education Programs - Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

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The K-12 education section of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution offers a collection of extensive online education tools. Students can search for toxic algae, join one of several...more
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The K-12 education section of the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution offers a collection of extensive online education tools. Students can search for toxic algae, join one of several expeditions, even learn about women with careers in oceanography. Depending on age level, these exhibits will work for either individual or group use.

tag(s): marine biology (33), oceans (148)

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Eleanor Roosevelt - National Park Service

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This National Park Service site documents the life of the first First Lady who really had a career of her own. The site covers Mrs. Roosevelt's life before and after ...more
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This National Park Service site documents the life of the first First Lady who really had a career of her own. The site covers Mrs. Roosevelt's life before and after her time in the White House, and it has a particularly strong collection of artifacts, memorabilia, and other objects from the First Lady's life.

tag(s): new deal (6), roosevelt (16), women (101)

In the Classroom

If looking for a way to introduce Eleanor Roosevelt, try the slideshow of scenes from her life on this site! Eleanor Roosevelt is an interesting character in history as the slides show, and this could be used during a unit on her husband or during Women's history month. Open the site on the interactive whiteboard in order to show your students a brief slideshow representing who she was.

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Classroom Activities for Mineral Education - Women in Mining

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These activities from the Colorado-based Women in Mining offer interesting simulations that let students learn about minerals and how they are mined. None of these appears to require...more
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These activities from the Colorado-based Women in Mining offer interesting simulations that let students learn about minerals and how they are mined. None of these appears to require sophisticated equipment, and they illustrate some of the basic principles of minerals and mining.

tag(s): minerals (17), rocks (49)

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The League of Women Voters of the U.S.

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What Did You Do in the War, Grandma?

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This is a collection of oral history information compiled by high school students in Rhode Island as a class project. Well-done student effort. ...more
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This is a collection of oral history information compiled by high school students in Rhode Island as a class project. Well-done student effort.

tag(s): women (101), world war 2 (142)

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Use the timeline on this site to guide your class through the events of WWII. It is primarily focused on Womens history, but the content is well-researched and pertinent to a classroom studying WWII. Open this site on the interactive whiteboard or projector and maneuver through it during your lecture.

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Women in the Civil War - National Archives

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On-line exhibit from the National Archives. ...more
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On-line exhibit from the National Archives.

tag(s): civil war (145), women (101)

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While the text portion of this site is interesting and informative, for this activity download and share only the images at first on your interactive whiteboard or projector. One at a time show students an image, and ask what they see. What does this seem to imply? After having a class discussion on why a woman had to disguise herself, or the possible frequency of this issue - then go through the text with students to gather the correct information. Formulating questions before getting answers will really get students thinking about the images and their meaning in a more creative way. This would be a great activity in either a Civil War unit or a unit on Women's rights.

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Civil War Women - Duke University

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This site from Duke University offers information and links to a large selection of journals, diaries, and other writing from women during the Civil War. There is also additional information...more
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This site from Duke University offers information and links to a large selection of journals, diaries, and other writing from women during the Civil War. There is also additional information about women who played important roles during the conflict.

tag(s): civil war (145), women (101)

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Use this site on a projector or interactive whiteboard to discuss and informally assess prior knowledge as you start your study of the role of women during the Civil War. Look at some of the documents and images with students, with the intent being to show them a perspective of society rarely looked at in classrooms. To show what they have learned from this site, challenge students to create an online graphic to share using Tabblo reviewed here.

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Women and the Holocaust

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A haunting, sometimes disturbing site that chronicles the experiences of women in the holocaust. This is an important story to tell. ...more
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A haunting, sometimes disturbing site that chronicles the experiences of women in the holocaust. This is an important story to tell.

tag(s): holocaust (39), women (101), world war 2 (142)

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Women in World History

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A collection of information and resources on famous women through history. ...more
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A collection of information and resources on famous women through history.

tag(s): women (101)

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Take advantage of the free lesson plans and resources put together on this website! There are also biographies of important women in history that could benefit a class more geared towards social history. Use the appropriate biographies to supplement the normal topics they would belong to.

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4000 years of women in Science

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A site which explores the discoveries of women around the world and long ago. Here's a great starting point for those who may not realize the extent of women's contributions ...more
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A site which explores the discoveries of women around the world and long ago. Here's a great starting point for those who may not realize the extent of women's contributions through the ages.

tag(s): women (101)

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Use this biographies on this site to assist students working on research projects or papers about women in science. The lists are in ABC order and can would be a great addition to a class wiki or web page, allowing students to access the information both in and out of the classroom.

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Women Writer's Project - Brown University

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This site from the Women Writer's project at Brown University offers information on contemporary women writers, as well as resources for aspiring writers. ...more
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This site from the Women Writer's project at Brown University offers information on contemporary women writers, as well as resources for aspiring writers.

tag(s): women (101), writers workshop (31)

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Women's History - The History Channel

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The popular cable channel's women's history site provides images, content, and links to related resources. ...more
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The popular cable channel's women's history site provides images, content, and links to related resources.

tag(s): women (101), womens suffrage (26), world war 2 (142)

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This site has plenty of relatively short videos that could easily be played in class to supplement lecture. For a unit on WWII, play the short 3 minute video about the Women Auxiliary Corp on the interactive whiteboard or projector. Short and sweet, the video addresses what the domestic front was like and addresses the issues of women's rights simultaneously. Have students watch the video, and then hold a class discussion as to the differences seen in the WAC video and videos that they might have seen concerning the mens army. After the discussion, have students create venn diagrams highlighting the differences. Use an online tool such as Interactive Two Circle Venn Diagram (reviewed here).

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Votes for Women - Library of Congress

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This collection of original documents and images from the Library of Congress traces the evolution of women's suffrage from the early 19th century through the 1920s. While there are...more
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This collection of original documents and images from the Library of Congress traces the evolution of women's suffrage from the early 19th century through the 1920s. While there are many texts and writings, the images are the most approachable element of this site, which could form the basis for many sorts of research presentation.

tag(s): women (101), womens suffrage (26)

In the Classroom

Use this site as a resource for students working on research projects or papers about a suffragette or suffragism. Teachers can also use the primary sources on this site to find images an texts that can supplement your textbook material during a lesson or unit on women's suffrage. American History teachers will find plenty of materials in this site that can be incorporated into their classroom.

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