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Eleanor Roosevelt: American Visionary features photos and artifacts from the life of one of the most dynamic and controversial First Ladies in U.S. history. She was the first First Lady to hold regular press conferences...  (National Park Service)
Picturing Modern America helps students learn about modern America (1880-1920) by analyzing primary sources. Topics include immigration, the city, women and suffrage, industrialization, the West, children's...  (Education Development Center, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
With Wings as Eagles: From Fantasy to Flight documents the history of human flight. Photos, drawings, and articles are presented in six categories: myth and fantasy, early science, balloons and airships, kites and gliders, the...  (Library of Congress)
There She Is: A History of Miss America accompanies a film that tracks the contest from its inception in 1921 as an exuberant local seaside pageant. The website includes a transcript of the film and learning activities...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
World History Matters offers guides and strategies for analyzing images, maps, newspapers, and other primary sources. Case studies (written by teachers) discuss the teaching of 16 primary sources, from...  (Center for History and New Media, George Mason University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Voices for Votes: Suffrage Strategies involves students in examining primary source documents related to the women's suffrage movement. Students identify methods used to change attitudes about suffrage for women and then...  (Library of Congress)
Women of Protest: Photographs from the Records of the National Woman's Party presents 448 photos documenting the National Woman's Party's push for ratification of the 19th Amendment and passage of the Equal Rights Amendment. Taken from 1875-1922, these photos...  (Library of Congress)
Women's History Resources brings together the Library of Congress's resources on this topic. Learn about women who fought for right to vote, the first woman Supreme Court justice, women who served in war, and...  (Library of Congress) provides lessons, teaching guides, best practices, and other resources for teaching history. See videos on "what is historical thinking," teaching history in elementary school, and...  (, supported by Department of Education)
Women Come to the Front: Journalists, Photographers, and Broadcasters During WWII spotlights 8 out of over 100 American women who secured official military accreditation as war correspondents, if not actual front-line assignments during World War II...  (Library of Congress)
The Hannah Arendt Papers offers selections from a writer whose work is one of the principal sources for the study of modern intellectual life. Selections include an essay on Arendt's intellectual history, a...  (Library of Congress)
Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1600-2000 introduces students to primary documents related to women and social movements in the U.S. between 1830 and 1930, including letters and newspapers articles on the role of African...  (Binghamton University (NY), supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Eleanor Roosevelt brings to life one of the century's most influential women. See the Roosevelt family tree, newspaper columns written by Mrs. Roosevelt, a clip from a TV appearance, a timeline, and a...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
A Midwife's Tale, The American Experience is a companion to the PBS documentary constructed around the diary kept by a Maine woman kept from 1785 to 1812. Besides interviews with contemporary historians, images from the...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
The Time of the Lincolns a companion website to the film Abraham and Mary Lincoln: A House Divided, examines the context and conflicts surrounding the Civil War. Topics include the partisan politics of the...  (PBS, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Women's History Month showcases historic properties that illustrate contributions of women to our nation's history. Harriet Beecher Stowe, Eleanor Ford, Amelia Earhart, Mary McLeod Bethune, and are among...  (National Park Service)
African American History Month Federal Resources The Library of Congress, National Archives and Records Administration, National Endowment for the Humanities, National Gallery of Art, National Park Service, Smithsonian Institution...  (Library of Congress)
Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Pride Month Resources highlights resources in the collections of the Library of Congress, including personal paper and manuscript collections, the LGBT Life Database and the "Serving in Silence" stories...  (Library of Congress)
First Lady to the World: Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill is a curriculum-oriented guide to the work of the active First Lady. The site uses a retreat she built on her husband's estate as a focus but gives readings and suggested school...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Adeline Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story explores how Adeline Hornbek, single mother of four, defied traditional gender roles to become the owner of a successful ranch under the Homestead Act...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
By Popular Demand: Votes for Women Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920 offers photos of suffrage parades and pickets, cartoons commenting on the movement, and portraits of Sojourner Truth, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Susan B. Anthony, and others...  (Library of Congress)
Women@NASA features women at NASA discussing and showing what they do. See video interviews with a robotics flight controller, aeronautics engineer, pyrotechnics specialist, spacesuit team...  (National Aeronautics and Space Administration)
Women's History Month in the arts, politics, medicine, war, and more. Learn about Mary Cassatt, Clara Barton, Zora Neale Hurston, Hannah Arendt, Susan B. Anthony, and others. Find lessons and activities...  (Multiple Agencies)
American Women: A Reference Guide is a "first stop" for using Library of Congress resources to do research in the field of American women's history. It presents some digital items; however, it serves primarily as a...  (Library of Congress)
The Elizabeth Murray Project looks at the eventful life of Elizabeth Murray as a window into the world of revolutionary America. Murray was a shopkeeper in 18th-century Boston (selling imported British fashions)...  (California State University, Long Beach, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Emma Goldman is the companion website for a film about this Russian immigrant who championed women's equality, workers' rights, and free universal education. Goldman (1869-1940) defined the limits...  (WGBH, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Women Writers Resource Project is a collection of edited and unedited texts by women writing in English from the 17th century through the 19th century. The project offers graduate and undergraduate students the...  (Emory University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony Papers Project Online is an effort to locate and make available all of surviving manuscripts and printed texts from this 52-year friendship based on a mutual commitment to establish "perfect political...  (Rutgers University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Places Where Women Made History: A National Register of Historic Places Travel Itinerary explores 74 sites in Massachusetts and New York associated with women's history. This travel itinerary includes homes of Clara Barton, Emily Dickinson, Harriet Tubman, Susan B...  (National Park Service)
Votes for Women: Selections from NAWSA Collection, 1848-1921 consists of 167 books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign. They are a subset of the Library's collection donated by Carrie Chapman Catt, longtime...  (Library of Congress)
The M'Clintock House: A Home to the Women's Rights Movement is a curriculum-oriented guide to a home in Waterloo, New York in which several early abolitionists, women's rights advocates, and social reformers lived. The site uses photos and...  (National Park Service, Teaching with Historic Places)
Petition of Amelia Bloomer Regarding Suffrage in the West gives a facsimile of the handwritten petition of the suffragist, editor, and temperance leader. This lesson relates to the expression of First Amendment rights, including speech and...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment looks at the 150th anniversary of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848, features historical documents about woman suffrage, and a script that the National Archives commissioned about...  (National Archives and Records Administration)
Water: The Flow of Women's Work helps students compare the division of labor around water-related work in their own homes to families in rural Lesotho to gain an understanding of the multiple factors influencing...  (Peace Corps)
Women Pioneers in American Memory features photographs of women throughout American history who have forged ahead to make a better life for themselves, their families, and their society. These women include pioneers...  (Library of Congress)
Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less is a lesson that uses primary documents to help students (Grades 9-12) learn about the women's suffrage movement that began in the 1840s and led to women?s right to vote nationwide in...  (Library of Congress)
Margaret Sanger Papers Project looks at the work of this advocate for women's reproductive freedom. Sanger worked to help develop simpler, less costly, and more effective methods of birth control. Bibliographies...  (New York University, supported by National Endowment for the Humanities)
Costumes from the Index of American Design offers a survey of American fashions from 1740 to 1895. Most of the costumes represented are formal garments preserved and handed down in families from one generation to the next...  (National Gallery of Art)
Her Story offers photos, diaries, and timelines for learning about women pioneers, women during the Civil War, women's suffrage in the Progressive Era, eight women who served "on the front"...  (Library of Congress)
Women's Words of Wisdom displays quotes and photos of 16 famous women -- Abigail Adams, Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Ella Fitzgerald, Rachel Carson, Zora Neale Hurston, and others...  (Library of Congress)

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