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Primary Sources for Women’s


History Month



from the National WWII Museum


Nearly 350,000 women served in the military during WWII (at home and abroad). The National WWII Museum encourages you to use our resources in your classroom to honor the service and sacrifice of these women-not just during Women’s History Month, but all year round.

Focus On: Women at War

Lesson Plans on Women in the War

Women in WWII Fact Sheet

Research Starter: American Women in WWII

Women’s History Month Bookmark




National WWII Museum has updated/improved the Lessons pages and resources. The Stars and Stripes Focus On feature contains two new museum lesson plans that introduce students to the idea of a flag as an important primary source and symbol that provides a window on the past.




To help teachers integrate women’s history in the classroom, Edutopia editorial assistant Matt Davis has provided seven resources for lesson plans in this blog post.


Among them are TeachingHistory.org's Women's History Resources, which features quizzes, lesson plans and other resources. Davis also recommends National Women's History Project Teacher's Lounge, Women's History Resources from the Library of Congress and Women's History from ReadWriteThink.




Need a short video describing all of the U.S. presidents?

Check this out http://www.whitehousehistory.org/whha_features/feature_american-presidents.html



Library of Congress  This links specifically to American History pages --

The pages link to selected collection content available online at the Library of Congress, arranged by broad categories.



A New History Explorer!



Smithsonian’s History Explorer is the online portal for free, standards-based K-12 resources  including lesson plans, interactives, videos, and artifacts from the National Museum of American  History.

Visit the site to try out our new features, including filtering by cross-curricular  connections, finding resources by theme, searching for award winning books, and connecting  with our online community. As always, you can search for materials by keyword, or filter by  grade level, historical era, resource type, find suggestions for teaching with objects under the  “Teacher Resources” tab, and find information from related organizations through the “Web  Links” page. 



The National WWII Museum (New Orleans)has created lesson plans that teachers can use, copy, print for use in the classroom.   



TeachingHistory.org is a National History Education Clearinghouse.


With the emphasis on Common Core State Standards and Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science and Technical Subjects, the use of primary source documents in the classroom is more important than ever. The Nebraska edition of the Journals of the Lewis and Clark Expedition are available for classroom use. 



The Gilder Lehrman Institute of American History contains numerous resources for teachers, schools, and students. 

January 2012 issue of History Now, a quarterly online journal for history teachers and students focuses on  American Reform Movements

In this issue, six leading scholars illustrate how the desire to reform has influenced nearly every facet of American society, from Transcendentalism to Woman Suffrage.

Winter 2013 issue focuses on the Revolutionary Age



Colonial Williamsburg


This new teacher community website is the place to find free resources, share ideas and experiences with peers, and keep up with all things civics, history and Colonial Williamsburg. 


Annenberg Learner

December Update 2011

The curriculum focus for December is Writing Across the Curriculum; also included is the Connecting Learning with Special Days section featuring the Docking of the Mayflower (Dec 18, 1620), the Wounded Knee Massacre (Dec 29,1890), and many literary connections to these events.  

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