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  • About Women’s History — About.com “guide” Jone Johnson Lewis has assembled an excellent set of resources, including quotations, biographies, primary sources, and links.
    http://womenshistory.about.com/
  • All Sewn Up: Millinery, Dressmaking, Clothing, and Costume — The University of Wisconsin provides primary sources on fashion in the early 20th century.
    http://digital.library.wisc.edu/1711.dl/HumanEcol.MillineryBooks
  • American Women’s History: A Research Guide — Links related to women’s history. Maintained by Ken Middleton at Middle Tennessee State University.
    http://www.mtsu.edu/~kmiddlet/history/women.html
  • Ann Arbor 1900-1975: A Woman’s Town — Oral histories of African American women reflecting on such topics as education, employment, church communities, and the Civil Rights Movement. From the University of Michigan.
    http://www2.si.umich.edu/chico/aawomen/
  • Celebrate Women’s History Month — Education World provides links to a variety of lessons on women’s history.
    http://www.educationworld.com/a_special/women_history.shtml
  • Documents from the Women’s Liberation Movement — Radical writings, plays, and minutes of a grassroots women’s group are among the documents made available here by Duke University.
    http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/wlm/
  • Enterprising Women — 250 Years of American Business — This major exhibition from Radcliffe University examines the history of American women and American business.
    http://www.radcliffe.harvard.edu/schlesinger-library/exhibit/enterprising-women-250-years-american-business
  • Feminist Studies Collection: Women in History — Stanford University library presents links on women’s history.
    http://www-sul.stanford.edu/depts/ssrg/kkerns/womhislg.html
  • Gifts of Speech — Collection of speech transcriptions from notable women ranging from Elizabeth Cady Stanton to Pearl Buck, Golda Meir, Shirley Chisholm, and Ayn Rand. From Sweet Briar College.
    http://www.giftsofspeech.org/
  • Girls of Summer — Women playing baseball—from the late 1800s to the 1990s—is the subject of this site from San Francisco's Exploratorium.
    http://www.exploratorium.edu/baseball/girlsofsummer.html
  • History of Women in Sports Timeline — Detailed timeline of women’s athletic activities from 776 B.C. to 2005. From the St. Lawrence County chapter of the AAUW.
    http://www.northnet.org/stlawrenceaauw/timeline.htm
  • H-Women Internet Links — H-Net provides this list of links on women’s history.
    http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~women/links/
  • Identity by Design: Tradition, Change, and Celebration in Native Women’s Dresses — This visually stunning site presents commentary, photographs, and memories about how Native women’s dress shaped and reflected identity.
    http://www.nmai.si.edu/exhibitions/identity%5Fby%5Fdesign/IdentityByDesign.html
  • Jewish Women’s Archives — Among this site’s features are biographies of important Jewish women in U.S. history (e.g., Bella Abzug, Emma Goldman, Barbara Myerhoff) and a small number of primary sources.
    http://www.jwa.org/
  • “Liberty Rhetoric” and Nineteenth-Century American Women — College of Staten Island professor Catherine Lavender looks at ways in which 19th-century women used the rhetoric of the American Revolution in their efforts to improve their lot both economically and politically.
    http://www.library.csi.cuny.edu/dept/americanstudies/lavender/liberty.html
  • Miss America — This episode of the American Experience looks at the history of the beauty pageant. Among the topics explored are the changing ideal of beauty.
    http://www.pbs.org/wgbh/amex/missamerica/
  • National Women’s Hall of Fame — Biographies of women commemorated in the hall, along with teaching ideas and other resources.
    http://www.greatwomen.org/
  • National Women’s History Museum — Features exhibits on women in the Olympics, Women in World War II, and an in-depth look at “The Political Culture and Imagery of American Suffrage.”
    http://www.nmwh.org/
  • National Women’s History Project — Information about the project’s activities, plus teaching ideas and links.
    http://www.nwhp.org/
  • Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony — Accompanying the Ken Burns film of the same title, this site provides valuable background information and student activities.
    http://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/
  • Places Where Women Made History — The National Park Service provides information on 74 sites in New York and Massachusetts with significance in women's history.
    http://www.cr.nps.gov/nr/travel/pwwmh/
  • Reforming Fashion, 1850-1914: Politics, Health and Art — The Historic Costume and Textiles Collection at the Ohio State University examines the movement to reform fashion at the end of the 19th century.
    http://costume.osu.edu/exhibitions/reformingfashion/
  • Research Tools: Women’s History — Scholastic provides profiles of eminent women, a list of books on women’s history, a chronology of events, and more.
    http://teacher.scholastic.com/researchtools/articlearchives/womhst/index.htm
  • Rosie the Riveter Trust — Celebrating and interpreting women’s crucial contributions to the World War Two Home Front.
    http://www.rosietheriveter.org/
  • Scribbling Women — Explore women’s history and literature through radio plays of literary works by and about women. From Northeastern University.
    http://www.scribblingwomen.org/
  • Scripting History: Exploring Women’s History Through Film — Edsitement presents this detailed lesson plan.
    http://edsitement.neh.gov/view_lesson_plan.asp?id=254
  • 300 Women Who Changed the World — Encyclopaedia Britannica presents detailed articles, primary sources, and activities on women’s history.
    http://search.eb.com/women/
  • Time for Kids: Women’s History Month — A special issue of the newsmagazine for elementary-level students, featuring a photo album, timeline, and other resources.
    http://www.timeforkids.com/minisite/womens-history-month
  • A Woman’s Work Is Never Done — The American Antiquarian Society illustrates an overview of women’s work through the Industrial Revolution with historic images.
    http://americanantiquarian.org/Exhibitions/Womanswork/
  • Women in America, 1820-1842 — This site from the University of Virginia presents views on American women written by 18 European travelers, including Tocqueville and Dickens.
    http://xroads.virginia.edu/%7EHYPER/DETOC/FEM/home.htm
  • Women of the Century — Profiles of notable women of the 20th century, a timeline, a quotations game, and teaching tips, all from Discovery Education.
    http://school.discoveryeducation.com/schooladventures/womenofthecentury/
  • Women: The Shadow Story of the Millennium — A special millennial magazine from The New York Times examines the history of women from an interesting array of perspectives.
    http://www.nytimes.com/library/magazine/millennium/m2/
  • Women’s and Gender History — The Central Wisconsin History Collaborative provides this list of resources, including children’s literature highlighting women’s history.
    http://www.uwlax.edu/teachhistory/Education%20Resources/
    women's_and_gender_history.htm
  • Women's History — The WWW Virtual Library presents extensive links on women's history.
    http://www.iisg.nl/w3vlwomenshistory/
  • Women’s History — Gale Publishing presents resources for celebrating women’s history month, including a timeline, activities, and biographies.
    http://www.galegroup.com/free_resources/whm/
  • Women’s History — The government site FREE provides links to resources useful to teachers planning to observe women’s history month.
    http://free.ed.gov/subjects.cfm?subject_id=26
  • Women’s History Teaching Resources — The Smithsonian provides several exhibits and resources for teaching about women’s history.
    http://www.smithsonianeducation.org/educators/resource_library/
    women_resources.html
  • Women’s History Workshop — Assumption College presents background on the women's suffrage movement and a range of other topics related to women’s history, plus lessons using fashion, music, and literature to explore changing roles and views of women.
    http://www.assumption.edu/whw/
  • Women's Legal History Biography Project — Biographies of women pioneers in the law, from Stanford Law School.
    http://womenslegalhistory.stanford.edu/
  • Women’s Museum: An Institute for the Future — Presents lesson plans and information on museum exhibits.
    http://www.nwhm.org/
  • Women Working, 1800-1930 — Primary source documents on women’s role in the U.S. economy throughout the 19th century and up to the Great Depression. From Harvard University.
    http://ocp.hul.harvard.edu/ww/

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