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New Women's History Resources

Updated: Mar 9, 2022

women history month resources

Women's History Month is a great time to celebrate amazing women and their contributions through out history. In previous posts I have highlighted the history of Women's History Month, March is Women's History Month - Teaching Resources and Student Activities,; and highlighted some extraordinary women:

New Resources for Teachers and Students - Primary Sources, video and audio podcasts for K-12

A nice introductory video:

The history behind Women's History Month. Video from GMA (2:09)

Primary Resources:

A major new online research guide highlights hundreds of sources that tell the stories of women through a wide variety of perspectives and media in the Library of Congress collections. The guide's comprehensive coverage includes historic and contemporary audio and video files, posters, photographs, magazines, sheet music, maps, manuscripts and rare books, as well as government documents and legislation. The topical essays highlight such themes as the Equal Rights Amendment, Patriotism, and Suffrage

(Library of Congress)

The *Inflection Point with Lauren Schiller* collection contains 137 episodes from the nationally syndicated public radio show and podcast featuring conversations with women activists, entrepreneurs, professionals, performers, academics, and authors who have been using their expertise and voices to make a difference for women everywhere. The shows were produced in partnership with KALW 91.7FM local public radio in San Francisco and Public Radio Exchange (PRX). (Library of Congress and WGBH Boston)

Primary Resources For Teachers

Put the power of primary sources to work in the classroom. Browse ready-to-use lesson plans, student activities, collection guides and research aids.

To celebrate Women's History Month this March, and International Women's Day on 8 March, BBC has put together a collection of teaching resources for primary or secondary school classroom. A great collection of short animated and films highlighting the contributions women have made in history. Hellen Keller, Marie Curie, Florence Nightingale, Amelia Earhart, Queen Victoria, Elizabeth I, Mary Seacole, as well as films focusing on the contributions women have made through out British history. Curriculum links and teacher's notes are provided.

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