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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:

* National Women’s Hall of Fame

* 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 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.

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.

Women’s History is a great lesson collection from The Zinn Education Project.

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.

I’m unclear where this Gender Inequality Index Around The World gets its information from, but it does seem useful and accessible.

Gender Inequality Index around the world

by Knoema.

From Visually.

39 Stunning Images Of Women At Work All Over The World

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.

Eight Resources for Women’s History Month is from PBS Learning Media.

Teaching and Learning About Women’s History With The New York Times is from The New York Times Learning Network.

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.

Because of Her Story is a new Smithsonian project.

StoryCorps has a series of videos for Women’s History Month.

Women’s History Myths, Debunked is from The NY Times.


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:

They wanted more women in history lessons. Their work led to Women’s History Month is from The L.A. Times.

Women And The American Story

Because of Her Story is a new Smithsonian site for Women’s History Month.

TIME Magazine has published a new feature called 100 Women of the Year. It includes articles about, and images of, 100 key women throughout history.

9 Resources for Women’s History Month is from Facing History.

Visualizing Women’s Economic Rights Around the World is from Visual Capitalist. You can find more information on it – and a bigger version – at the link.


Notable Women is from Google, and shares famous (or ones who should have been famous) women from history with images on a dollar bill, along with a short bio. I’m assuming, though don’t know for sure, that the effort to put Harriet Tubman’s image on the twenty-dollar bill prompted the site. The site also includes lesson plans for teachers.

Women in Culture is from Google.

The Resilience and Leadership of Women is from Facing History.

Where are the Women? is from Google.

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