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Internet Sites:

• American Women
A gateway to the Library of Congress resources for the study of women’s history and culture in the United States.

• American Women’s History: A Research Guide
“American Women’s History provides citations to print and Internet reference sources, as well as to selected large primary source collections. The guide also provides information about the tools researchers can use to find additional books, articles, dissertations, and primary sources.” Maintained by Ken Middleton, reference/microforms librarian at MTSU Library.

• Celebrate Women’s History Month!
Education World offers this set of lessons and activities to involve students in the study of women’s contributions to the world.

• Agents of Social Change
Lesson plans and primary documents from the 20th century for middle and high school students. Provided by the Sophia Smith Collection, these plans are designed to help teachers “open up potentially rich discussions such as the struggle for African American civil rights, the rights of Americans to engage in radical politics, efforts at urban reform as well as the fight for women’s rights from the 1930s to the 1980s.”

• Women’s History Month
From Social Studies School Service. Includes several lessons, student exercises, and reviews of special materials that present exciting ways to bring women’s history into the classroom.

• Distinguished Women of the Past and Present
Short biographies of accomplished women through history in various areas of expertise.

• About.com – Elementary School Educators– Women’s History
Includes links to:  Lesson Plans and Activities, 25 Great Moments in the History of Women’s Sports, 4000 Years of Women in Science, Biographies of Women in Mathematics, Biography of Suffragists, Distinguished Women of Past and Present, Encyclopedia of Women’s History, First Ladies of the United States, History of the Suffrage Movement, Milestones in Women’s Sport, Nineteenth Amendment, Notable African American Women, and much more.

• History Channel Exhibits:  Woman’s Suffrage

• Not For Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
An online companion to the PBS documentary, this site includes a collection of resources that may be used in the classroom.

• Account of the Ideologies of Anti-Suffragists, University of Rochester Department of History
Includes links to:  To learn about Elizabeth Cady Stanton; To learn about Seneca Falls; To learn about Susan B. Anthony; To learn about the arguments of the anti-Suffragists; To learn about other fears of the anti-Suffragists; and To learn about the sources and bibliography information.

• Women’s Labor History
A collection of resources on the history of women in the labor movement.

• The Seneca Falls Convention, July 19-20, 1848 — The National Portrait Gallery

• Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments
By Elizabeth Cady Stanton

• National Archives and Records Administration — Teaching with Documents Lesson Plan: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment

• National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921
Rare Book and Special Collections Division, Library of Congress
Library of Congress American Memory Project

• “Votes for Women” Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920
Library of Congress American Memory Project

• One Hundred Years toward Suffrage:  An Overview
Compiled by E. Susan Barber with additions by Barbara Orbach Natanson
Includes links to:  1776-1850, 1851-1899, and 1900-1920

• Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1830-1930
Excerpt – “This website is intended to introduce students, teachers, and scholars to a rich collection of primary documents related to women and social movements in the United States between 1830 and 1930. It is organized around editorial projects completed by undergraduate and graduate students at the State University of New York at Binghamton. Each project poses a question and provides 15-20 documents that address the question. These projects offer students an opportunity to understand historical research as an interpretive process.”

• U.S. Women’s History Workshop
Resources for the study of women’s history at the middle and high school levels.

• ViVa: A Bibliography of Women’s History in Historical and Women’s Studies Journals
Search through articles published between 1975 and 2000.

• ERIC Digest – The Seneca Falls Convention: Teaching about the Rights of Women and the Heritage of the Declaration of Independence (2001)

Discussion Groups:

• H-Women
International electronic discussion group at Michigan State University that provides a forum for college and university historians to discuss women’s history.
To subscribe, go to:  http://www.h-net.msu.edu/~women/about.html
H-Women Discussion Logs:  http://www.h-net.msu.edu/logs/logs.cgi?list=H-Women


• Susan B. Anthony House
17 Madison St.
Rochester, NY  14608
Tel:  716/235-6124

• National Museum of Women’s History in Washington, DC
Chris Renz, Director of Communications
National Museum of Women’s History
303 West Glendale Avenue
Alexandria, VA  22301
Tel:  703/299-0552
Fax:  703/299-0557
E-mail:  info@nmwh.org

• The National Women’s Hall of Fame
76 Fall Street PO Box 335
Seneca Falls, New York 13148
Tel:  315/568-8060
Fax:  315/568-2976
E-mail:  greatwomen@greatwomen.org

• National Women’s History Project
7738 Bell Road
Windsor, CA  95492
Tel:  707/838-6000
Fax:  707/838-0478
E-mail:  n whp@aol.com