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Women's history secondary resources march 2011[1]

  1. 1. Women’s History Month-485775-457200March 2011<br />Online Reference ResourcesSecondaryDivision of Instructional Technology, Instructional Materials, and Library Media ServicesThe databases highlighted below contain resources, including primary sources/documents, which provide information on Women’s History, Equal Rights, and the Suffragist Movement. Along with reference content, some of the online databases listed below include lesson plans, multimedia files (photographs, videos, charts/graphs), activities, worksheets, and answer keys. Contact your library media specialist for username and password. All the online databases listed below may be accessed from the District’s Virtual Library located at http://virtuallibrary.dadeschools.net/elem_resources.htm. <br />DatabaseSuggested Search Term(s)*Type of FilesSample Search(es)Grolier OnlineWomen’s History Month, Suffragist, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), National Council of Women’s Organizations Encyclopedia articles, websites, media, news feature stories and magazines Enter the search term “women’s history” and click on the link Women’s Rights Movements to read an article on the history of the women’s suffrage movement. Click on the Multimedia link on the right to see a picture of the Women’s Trade Union League Convention held in 1917 and to read about the Triangle Shirtwaist Company fire in 1911, in which almost 146 young women perished.Facts on File OnlineWomen’s History Month, Suffragist, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), National Council of Women’s Organizations Encyclopedia articles, biographies, narrative histories, primary sources, images, videos, tables, maps, chartsClick on the link for the American Women’s History Online database. Select the African American History Online database. Click on the Images and Videos link and select the file “Film Offers Pointers to Marketers on How to Sell to Housewives in 1950s Film” to see a video discussing how manufacturers and other companies marketed to housewives in the 1950s. GaleWomen’s History Month, Suffragist, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), National Council of Women’s Organizations Magazines, newspapers, academic journals, eBooks, podcasts, images, maps, charts, graphsEnter the search term “Women’s History”. Click on the Multimedia tab and choose the link Women’s Exhibit at Chrysler Museum Celebrates Women’s History Month to see a television broadcast video of an art exhibit celebrating Women’s history. Then click on the link A Look Back at Women’s Studies Since the 1970s to hear an NPR radio broadcast discussing the contributions of women throughout history.SIRS Knowledge Source Women’s History Month, Suffragist, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), National Council of Women’s Organizations Newspapers, magazines, government documents, primary sources, reference, graphics, websites. Click on the Spotlight on Women’s History Month link at the bottom of the page. Students can take the “Spotlight Quiz” on women in high level positions of the government. Click on the View More link and then on the Primary Sources link to read the article “Nellie Taylor Ross Takes Oath as First Woman Governor” by the United Press International. Ross became the governor of Wyoming after the death of her husband. She was the first female governor in the United States.World Book Online Women’s History Month, Suffragist, Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), National Council of Women’s Organizations Encyclopedia articles, tables, sounds, historical maps, pictures, videos, “back in time articles,” special reports, web sites, research guides, timelines. (This database contains Spanish and French encyclopedias, Enciclopedia Estudiantil and L’Encyclopédie Découverte.)Enter search term “Women’s Rights.” Click on the link entitled Tables on the left of the page. Click on the link Historical Documents in the National Archives, and scroll down to “19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: Women’s Right to Vote.” Click on the link Constitution of the United States, and scroll down to the section “Amendment 19: Woman Suffrage” to see a picture of the actual resolution introduced in Congress to propose the amendment. <br />* Students may use other terms (words, phrases, cities, historical events, proper names, etc.) found in the 2011 Women’s History Month Resource Packet provided by the Division of Social Studies and Life Skills.<br />Related Web Sites<br />Biography.com<br />http://www.biography.com/womens-history/index.jsp <br />Celebrate Women's History Month on Biography.com by learning about suffrage and notable women in history. <br />History.com<br />http://www.history.com/topics/womens-history-month<br />Growing out of a small-town school event in California, Women's History Month is a celebration of women's contributions to history, culture and society. The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987. Read about women’s tenacity, courage and creativity over the centuries.<br />Internet Women’s History Sourcebook (Fordham University)<br />http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/women/womensbook.html <br />This sourcebook presents online documents and secondary discussions which reflect the various ways of looking at the history of women within broadly defined historical periods and areas.<br />National Women’s History Project<br />http://nwhp.org/<br />The National Women's History Project, founded in 1980, is an educational nonprofit organization. It celebrates the diverse and historic accomplishments of women. <br />Women’s History Month Activities <br />www.infoplease.com/womens-history-month<br />Learn about the history of Women's History Month, read biographies of famous women, try the quizzes and crosswords, find stats and facts about women, and more.<br />Women’s History Month (Library of Congress)<br />http://womenshistorymonth.gov/ <br />The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum join in paying tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society.<br />The White House (Proclamation)<br />http://www.whitehouse.gov/the-press-office/2011/02/28/presidential-proclamation-womens-history-month-2011<br />Reflect on the extraordinary accomplishments of women and their role in shaping the course of our Nation's history. <br />