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4000 years of women in Science

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6 to 12
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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)

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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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Women's Suffrage Time Line - Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress created this "just the facts" timeline to introduce the people and events of the American suffrage movement. There are links to archival images of many of ...more
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The Library of Congress created this "just the facts" timeline to introduce the people and events of the American suffrage movement. There are links to archival images of many of the personalities. Great for sorting out who did what, and when.

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

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Separate students into partners, and have the kids select what the think are the 5 most important events in the history of women's suffrage. For added interest, you could have the students illustrate the events that they selected.

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The Seneca Falls Convention - Library of Congress

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The Library of Congress offers this collection of newspaper clippings and other information about the famous 1848 women's rights convention. ...more
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The Library of Congress offers this collection of newspaper clippings and other information about the famous 1848 women's rights convention.

tag(s): women (101)

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Introduce the copy of the Seneca Falls Declaration to students via projector before covering the topic deeper with the newspaper clippings hosted on the site. Assign cooperative learning groups a newspaper article, making sure that every group has a different article. Have students analyze their articles, preferably with the help of a guided worksheet. (For help making graphic organizers, try Graphic Organizer Maker, (reviewed here).) After students are done, have them present each of their articles, focusing on bias and perspective as well as facts covered in the story. This is a great way to teach students how to analyze and summarize as well as indirectly cover the important content. American History teachers will appreciate this one!

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The Simon Wiesenthal Center

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The foremost organization for the study and memorialization of the holocaust provides a variety of resources for those researching this topic. ...more
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The foremost organization for the study and memorialization of the holocaust provides a variety of resources for those researching this topic.

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

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If looking for more materials and information about the Holocaust or anti-semitism in general, check out the library and archives section of this website for primary sources, a searchable catalog of materials, and even a "ask a survivor" portion of the site dedicated to providing students with a better understanding of the Holocaust. US & World history teachers will like this one - particularly the "ask a survivor" portion of this site. If your class was doing an in-depth study, it would be a great way to introduce or finish the unit!

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Remembering Nagasaki - The Exploratorium

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This site presents and elegant, powerful photoessay showing the devastation caused by the bombing of Nagasaki. The photos were taken only a day or two after the event, and are ...more
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This site presents and elegant, powerful photoessay showing the devastation caused by the bombing of Nagasaki. The photos were taken only a day or two after the event, and are offered with only enough commentary to give them context. Local sensibilities vary, so please preview this one before using.

tag(s): atomic bomb (11), world war 2 (142)

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Use the images on this site to create a visual discovery activity in your classroom, introducing the topic of the atomic bomb and its use at the end WWII. Select 3-5 images from this site, choosing the most powerful and moving images. Placing the images on individual slides, allow students 1-2 minutes to observe each image. During that time period, students should be taking notes based on what they observe, predict and infer about each image. The more powerful and detailed the image is, the more information students can take out. After the class has observed all the chosen images, have a class discussion based on the notes students took. This is a great way to introduce content in a way that gets students thinking, as well as avoiding the typical lecture format.

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Private Art - A collection of letters to and from home

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This is a collection of letters exchanged between one soldier and his family. The material is indexed chronologically and is easy to retrieve and use, though the site is probably ...more
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This is a collection of letters exchanged between one soldier and his family. The material is indexed chronologically and is easy to retrieve and use, though the site is probably more technically complex than necessary. Nice use of graphics and illustrations.

tag(s): world war 2 (142)

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Pearl Harbor - Battleship Row

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This on-line collections aerial photos of Pear Harbor will interest younger students, and older users will want to read the first-hand accounts of the Pearl Harbor attack from survivors....more
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This on-line collections aerial photos of Pear Harbor will interest younger students, and older users will want to read the first-hand accounts of the Pearl Harbor attack from survivors. There are also links to related content about Japanese and American forces during the conflict.

tag(s): pearl harbor (12), world war 2 (142)

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Use the images on this site to create a visual discovery activity in your classroom, introducing the events of Pearl Harbor to students. Select 3-5 images from this site, choosing the most powerful and moving images. Placing the images on individual slides, allow students 1-2 minutes to observe each image. During that time period, students should be taking notes based on what they observe, predict and infer about each image. The more powerful and detailed the image is, the more information students can take out. After the class has observed all the chosen images, have a class discussion based on the notes students took. This is a great way to introduce content in a way that gets students thinking, as well as avoiding the typical lecture format.

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Remembering Pearl Harbor - National Geographic

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The National Geographic's visually attractive presentation on the Pearl Harbor attack includes several resources that could easily be adapted for instructional purposes, and the interest...more
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The National Geographic's visually attractive presentation on the Pearl Harbor attack includes several resources that could easily be adapted for instructional purposes, and the interest in first-person accounts and recollections could be adapted for many different subjects. This site could also be a nice resource for student research and reports.

tag(s): pearl harbor (12), world war 2 (142)

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Use the "attack map" on this site as a learning center or station during a lesson on the attack on Pearl Harbor. Students can view the map in cooperative learning groups or individually, although because there is a lot of information - we recommend creating a follow-along to highlight for students what's most important. For help creating graphic organizers, we recommend trying Graphic Organizer Maker, (reviewed here).

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Oral Histories of World War II

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This is a collection of oral histories from people involved in the war. Most of the material has been transcribed, but there are a few bits that can be heard ...more
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This is a collection of oral histories from people involved in the war. Most of the material has been transcribed, but there are a few bits that can be heard as RealAudio clips. Many of the segments could use some additional context, but they effectively capture the scope and intensity of the experience.

tag(s): primary sources (86), veterans (19), world war 2 (142)

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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 WWI. Open the site on the interactive whiteboard or projector to have students hear some of the interviews from veterans of the Great War. Play the interviews following a lecture, and have students write down their responses at the end. This will insure students are listening and provide direction for a classroom discussion afterward.

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Omaha Beachhead - US Army

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This is the Army's official history of the Omaha beach invasion effort and subsequent progress inland. The site is entirely text, written as adult-level military history. There's plenty...more
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This is the Army's official history of the Omaha beach invasion effort and subsequent progress inland. The site is entirely text, written as adult-level military history. There's plenty of material here - and in other corners of this vast site - for the patient reader.

tag(s): d day (8), world war 2 (142)

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Use the maps and images offered at the bottom of the site to aid presentations and lectures about D-day. The images are in black and white, but are still useful for discussing troop movements and the geography of the land and the battle scenery.

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Japanese American Relocation

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This digital archive from the University of California offers narrative and images describing the forced internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. It offers a...more
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This digital archive from the University of California offers narrative and images describing the forced internment of Americans of Japanese descent during World War II. It offers a troubling comparison to events that took place in other nations during the war. Interesting possibilities for discussions on discrimination, national security, etc.

tag(s): japan (61), japanese (42), world war 2 (142)

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If looking for primary sources about Japanese relocation, this site is a treasure trove of images, letters, diary entries, orders, etc. This site provides material from both the camp and the Japanese forced to relocate there, making the perfect source for a lesson examining all sides of the issue. There are also essential question hosted on this site that could lend themselves to discussions or journal prompts to introduce the topic.

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The U.S. Holocaust Museum - US Government

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The site for the U.S. Holocaust Museum contains a collection of resources and on-line exhibits which document the history of the Holocaust, the people who perished, and those who worked...more
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The site for the U.S. Holocaust Museum contains a collection of resources and on-line exhibits which document the history of the Holocaust, the people who perished, and those who worked to save them. Note that many of the images may be disturbing to some students.

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

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Within the teachers portion of this site is a wide array of information including how and why to teach the Holocaust, specific lesson plans and activities, and even online Teacher workshops. Take advantage of the resources on this site, very useful for a World or American History classroom.

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The Home Front - BBC

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Visitors to this BBC site on World War II can find lots of information about the Battle of Britain and the extreme reality of living on the Home front for ...more
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Visitors to this BBC site on World War II can find lots of information about the Battle of Britain and the extreme reality of living on the Home front for British citizens.

tag(s): britain (35), world war 2 (142)

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Use the movies and audio files on this site to supplement a unit on WWII and how it impacted the British home front. Teachers can play these over the projector or have students look at them on classroom computers during learning centers or stations.

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Hiroshima - A personal Memory

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This is a first-person account from a survivor of the bombing who is telling her story many years later. This site isn't extensive, but the message is direct and has ...more
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This is a first-person account from a survivor of the bombing who is telling her story many years later. This site isn't extensive, but the message is direct and has lost no intensity over the years.

tag(s): atomic bomb (11), world war 2 (142)

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This incredibly moving account of the Hiroshima bombing would be a great addition to a unit on WWII, providing a very rarely examined perspective - that of the innocent Japanese civilian. Introduce the site on the interactive whiteboard before allowing students to read it on classroom computers. There is a lot of emotional content in this reading, so allow students a venue to reflect and respond to the readings. Students can respond via written essay, illustration (try Art Pad Digital Canvas, (reviewed here)), blog post, or even a graphic using Tabblo reviewed here.

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The Enola Gay - Smithsonian Institution

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This is the web site for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Enola Gay exhibit. It includes information on the mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, as well ...more
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This is the web site for the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum's Enola Gay exhibit. It includes information on the mission to drop the atomic bomb on Hiroshima, as well as a discussion of the preservation of the aircraft.

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Share this site on the interactive whiteboard or projector during a lesson on the Enola Gay and the bombing of Japan. Show students the images on the site. Have students come up to the interactive whiteboard and use the interactive panorama to explore what it must have been like to fly the plane. A cool addition for a US history class!

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Return to Midway - National Geographic

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The National Geographic Society uses Robert Ballard's discovery of the wreck of the battleship Yorktown as the centerpiece for this beautiful, extensive site on the Pacific war and...more
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The National Geographic Society uses Robert Ballard's discovery of the wreck of the battleship Yorktown as the centerpiece for this beautiful, extensive site on the Pacific war and the battle of Midway. Lots of Java-enhanced maps and descriptions, along with time-lines and historical narrative.

tag(s): world war 2 (142)

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Use the "dive down" option on this site as a learning center or station during a unit on WWII, specifically focusing on the Pacific Front. To show what they have learned from this site, challenge students to create an online graphic to share using Tabblo reviewed here. The text portions are challenging, so you should pair weaker readers with a partner as they research on this site.

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The War in the Pacific - History Place

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Chronology & photos from The History Place. ...more
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Chronology & photos from The History Place.

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Introduce this site on your interactive whiteboard or projector. Then have students explore this site independently or in small groups. Have students create a multimedia presentation using UtellStory, reviewed here. This site allows users to narrate a picture. Challenge students to find a photo (on the website), and then narrate the photo as if it is a news report. To find Creative Commons images for student projects (with credit, of course), try PhotoPin, reviewed here.

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