The Women's History Workshop is a collaborative effort of Massachusetts teachers -- middle school through college -- which seeks to make available primary sources in pedagogically imaginative formats for teachers to use in their own classrooms. All of the materials on this site deal with ways in which Americans in the middle of the nineteenth century tried to make sense of gender. The question arose most directly in the new woman's rights movement and the responses it evoked.
The National Women’s History Project Learning Place is designed to provide information and educational materials about multicultural women’s history. It includes a teacher's lounge, pages for parents and students, as well as lists of resources for teaching about women in history.
THE LIFE AND TIMES OF EMMA GOLDMAN: A Curriculum for Middle and High School Students provides ideas for incorporating the Emma Goldman materials into standard curriculum themes, a biographical essay, a variety of student resources, a guide to using the documents, as well as curriculum materials.
Little House in the Census: Almanzo and Laura Ingalls Wilder is a lesson plan mounted by the National Archives and Records Administration using two pages of the censuses of 1880 and 1900. The lesson focuses on helping students learn to analyze the census pages and use them to learn about the Ingalls family.
The E-Classroom at New Jersey Women's History provides ideas for teachers who wish to integrate New Jersey women's history into their learning environment. It is the Women's Project of New Jersey's mission to facilitate the teaching and learning of New Jersey women's history in K-12 classrooms, to encourage classroom use of primary historical documents, and to promote the study of New Jersey history. The site is a virtual library which contains primary documents, photographs, a timeline of notable facts, an extensive bibliography, and links to other relevant sites.
Martha Ballard's Diary is made available online by DoHistory. This project invites students to explore the process of piecing together the lives of ordinary people in the past. It is an interactive case study based on the research that went into the book and film A Midwife's Tale, which were both based upon the remarkable 200-year-old diary of midwife/healer Martha Ballard.
Society of Patriotic Women at Edenton, North Carolina  by Paula Petrik, Professor of History and Art History at George Mason University explores North Carolinian women's reponses to the Coercive Acts. The assignment focuses on a political cartoon.
The Jewish Women's Archive includes primary documents from many time periods and about many topics. Each document is photographed and transcribed. Pedagogical resources available for each document include its historical context, discussion questions and teacher notes, as well as a student activity sheet.
EDSITEment makes available many Women's History lesson plans for use in K-12 classrooms, including lessons on quilting, first ladies, the industrial revolution, and women's suffrage, among others.
Student-Created Document Based Questions, produced by the Comsewogue School District in Port Jefferson, New York, makes available document based questions created by middle school students for their peers. A section for teachers provides guidance for replicating this activity in their own classrooms.
History of American Women in the Twentieth Century, a course taught at SUNY Binghamton by Kathryn Kish Sklar, focuses on themes related to power in the lives of United States women and the ability of women to control their life circumstances during the past one hundred years. The course website includes a detailed syllabus, guidelines and sources for a student-run debate on the Equal Rights Amendment as well as for an oral history term paper, and and extensive list of related websites.
Agents of Social Change provides an extensive collection of lesson plans and primary documents from the 20th century on women's activism for middle and high school students. Topics covered include feminism, civil rights, labor, welfare, and a host of others.
All materials in the Digital History Reader, which includes both European and US modules, are freely available for teachers and students. The "Should Women Vote? The Politics of Suffrage in Europe" module contains more than twenty primary sources, including texts and cartoons, dealing specifically with the question of women's campaign for the vote in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Europe. This module also offers an Introduction and Context section, which provide analytical questions and historical background, as well as suggested writing and classroom exercises in the Assignment section, a Conclusion, and additional resources. For teachers of US women's history, the DHR also includes a module, "How did Abolitionism lead to the Struggle for Women's Rights?" which includes a similar range of primary source materials as well as introduction, context, assignments, conclusion and resources.