March is Women’s History Month
In celebration, the National Archives has teamed up with other federal agencies and cultural institutions to provide digital content, including resources for teachers.
Along with the Library of Congress, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution, and United States Holocaust Memorial Museum, we pay tribute to the generations of women whose commitment to nature and the planet have proved invaluable to society on http://www.womenshistorymonth.gov/. The site includes teaching resources, exhibits and collections, images, audio and video, and a list of upcoming events.
Specifically for teachers, we share several online learning activities from our DocsTeach site:
- Extending Suffrage to Women
- Suffrage and the Civil Rights Reform Movement
- Teaching Document Analysis with Rosa Parks #1
- Teaching Document Analysis with Rosa Parks #2
Teachers can access our special DocsTeach page with activities and primary source documents on 1970s America on DocsTeach, with primary sources on Women’s Rights.
The National Archives also highlights:
- A Collection of Women’s History through Photos and Documents on Flickr
- Images of First Ladies from the “Our Presidents” Pinterest
- Women at Work collection on Historypin
- Women in the Military collection on Historypin
- Women in the WWII Workplace board on US National Archives Pinterest
- “A National Policy of Nagging” board on US National Archives Pinterest to honor the 100th anniversary of suffragists’ march on Washington
- The Constitution: The 19th Amendment
- Woman Suffrage collection on Historypin
Our partner organizations share valuable resources too, like Nineteenth Century Activism: How a Small Group of Dedicated Citizens Changed the World from the National Park Service and Women’s History Month at the Movies from the National Endowment for the Humanities.
You can find these resources and more at http://www.womenshistorymonth.gov.