March is Women’s History Month in the United States so I thought I’d prepare another “The Best…” list.
I usually have my U.S. History students make a poster about a well-known woman in history as well as a woman who they have known personally and who they admire.
As with all the sites on my lists, they need to be accessible to English Language Learners.
You might also be interested in The Best Resources For Learning About Women’s Suffrage and A Beginning List Of The Best Resources On The Women’s March.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites For Learning About Women’s History, not in order of any preference. Unless I’ve noted otherwise, these sites are all primarily resources for accessible biographies of famous women:
* Scholastic’s Women Who Changed History
* The History Channel’s Women’s History Month site, which also includes a lot of multimedia resources.
* The National Educational Association has many resources for Women’s History Month, including lesson plans.
* The Smithsonian has an online exhibition called Women Of Our Time. It focuses on influential women of the twentieth century.
* Awesome Stories has lots of related resources.
The New York Times has created an interactive of “reader submitted photographs from around the world that illustrate the importance of educating girls and empowering women.”
Women’s History Month Across the Curriculum comes from the New York Times Learning Network.
“A Brief History Of Women In Power” is the title of a TIME Magazine slideshow.
“The 25 Most Powerful Women of the Past Century” is an accessible feature from TIME Magazine.
Here’s a link to Biography Channel Women’s History Month video bios.
Using The New York Times for Teaching and Learning About Women is another excellent resource from The New York Times Learning Network.
16 Of History’s Most Rebellious Women is a slideshow from TIME Magazine.
Women’s History is a great lesson collection from The Zinn Education Project.
Photo Essay: International Women’s Day 2011 comes from PBS.
100 years of scientific breakthroughs – by women is a slideshow from The Guardian.
World’s Most Dangerous Countries for Women is a photo gallery from The Boston Globe.
Women’s History Month.gov has lots of resources.
Women’s rights country by country – interactive is from The Guardian.
I’m unclear where this Gender Inequality Index Around The World gets its information from, but it does seem useful and accessible.
Women’s History Month Resources is from the PBS News Hour.
Gender Studies | 25 Teenagers Recommend Readings for Women’s History Month is from The New York Times Learning Network.
— Jim Bentley (@Curiosity_Films) March 4, 2016
Eight Resources for Women’s History Month is from PBS Learning Media.
Women’s History Month 2016 is from ReadWorks.org.
— Teaching Tolerance (@Tolerance_org) March 14, 2016
— AP Images (@AP_Images) March 8, 2016
— Getty Images (@GettyImages) March 8, 2016
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 8, 2016
In 1910, more than 100 women from 17 countries established celebration day to press for working women’s demands. https://t.co/Kug2vKBq4d
— Bridgett Henwood (@BridgettHenwood) March 8, 2016
— US Department of the Interior (@Interior) March 8, 2017
— The New York Times (@nytimes) March 8, 2017
Everything You Need To Know About International Women’s Day – Refinery29 https://t.co/8IQfKGapLQ
— Donalyn Miller (@donalynbooks) March 8, 2017
International Women’s Day is about pushing for gender parity https://t.co/MjhewCR678
— Vox (@voxdotcom) March 8, 2017
— Google Arts&Culture (@googlearts) March 8, 2017
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) March 8, 2017
— Caitlin Emma (@caitlinzemma) March 8, 2017
— NYT Learning Network (@NYTimesLearning) March 8, 2017
— Getty Images News (@GettyImagesNews) March 8, 2017
Teaching and Learning About Women’s History With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network.
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 7, 2018
55 Incredible Photos Of Girls Going To School Around The World is from The Huff Post.
This Is How International Women’s Day Is Being Marked Around The World is from BuzzFeed.
This is incredible. Realizing that even in death white men dominated its pages, The Times is writing obituaries of amazing women. Among them is Ida B. Wells. Good on y’all, @nytimes.
Women We Overlooked in 167 Years of New York Times Obituaries https://t.co/4oJi0Qg3xZ
— Erica L. Green (@EricaLG) March 8, 2018
Looking for inspiration? Listen to the powerful voices of women from all walks of life, and all across America, with our special #WomensHistoryMonth story collection: https://t.co/ZkTwpzCgOI pic.twitter.com/jzpxvAID0b
— StoryCorps (@StoryCorps) March 5, 2018
— Esri Story Maps (@EsriStoryMaps) March 8, 2018
— Starbucks Music (@starbucksmusic) March 8, 2018
— Meredith Frost (@MeredithFrost) March 8, 2018
— Brian Levin (@proflevin) March 8, 2018
Because of Her Story is a new Smithsonian project.
StoryCorps has a series of videos for Women’s History Month.
This Women’s History Month, #HiddenHerstory celebrates the efforts of African American women to empower themselves, and their communities. We are excited to commemorate the trailblazing women who fought for women’s suffrage, civil rights, and full equality. #WomensHistoryMonth pic.twitter.com/eoPKXBNgRq
— Smithsonian NMAAHC (@NMAAHC) March 1, 2019
Happy Women’s History Month! Women around the world are—and have been—at the forefront of social justice movements. In this edition of The Moment, you’ll find resources for teaching about women’s leadership and contributions all year. #WomensHistoryMonth https://t.co/ozxIVxeAfk pic.twitter.com/6SqdPa9fHO
— Teaching Tolerance (@Tolerance_org) March 1, 2019
Women’s History Myths, Debunked is from The NY Times.
This Friday is #InternationalWomensDay and a great opportunity to celebrate brilliant women – unsung heroes – who are not very famous, but have achieved incredible things.
💥Download the complete lesson plan and worksheets here: https://t.co/wGyj4Etp0K#IWD2019 #BalanceforBetter pic.twitter.com/yIpjwYHMtk
— TeachingEnglish (@TeachingEnglish) March 6, 2019
— SchoolLibraryJournal (@sljournal) March 3, 2019
— 18MR.org (@18millionrising) March 1, 2019
Unsung heroes is a lesson for ELLs.
“Courage To Question is a Google “series brings you face to face with women’s rights activists across the globe as they fight for a world where women and girls can live free from gender based violence.” You can see all the videos at this link, and here’s a trailer:
— Nellie M. Gorbea (@RISecState) March 8, 2019
— NY Public Library (@nypl) March 8, 2019
Read the inspirational words of 13 trailblazing women from around the world https://t.co/Kb9sp4hNW9
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 8, 2019
— Larry Ferlazzo (@Larryferlazzo) March 8, 2019
They wanted more women in history lessons. Their work led to Women’s History Month is from The L.A. Times.
She Persisted is a series of profiles from NBC Learn.