Resources

Explore all of the resources the National Women’s History Museum has created.  There are lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and more. You can search by topic, theme, or resource type. 

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Wilma Mankiller: Cherokee Leader

Students will use the information they learned from reading the short biography of Wilma Mankiller, watching the video, Bell Water Project, to brainstorm community based self-help projects that the class could organize at their school.
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Introduction to Activism

This lesson takes a closer look at one of key activists in the women’s’, workers’ and immigrants’ rights movement in the 20th century.
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Pocahontas

Students will learn about Pocahontas’ life and explore the relationship between legend and history when it comes to the infamous incident in which John Smith claimed she saved him.
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African American Activists

Students will learn about Ida B Wells, Rosa Parks, and Fannie Lou Hammer; all female African American activists who fought for justice and equality.
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The National Women’s Party

Students will examine documents to determine if the justice system fair and Constitutional in its treatment of the National Women’s Party picketers
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Country to City

Through exploring primary source materials and classroom discussion, students will gain a richer understanding of the Industrial Revolution’s impact on the evolving roles of women in 19th century America, with particular focus on New England.
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Defying British Rule

Students will investigate women's roles in the American Revolution while practicing historical thinking skills and citing evidence to support their argument.
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The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

With focus on the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire tragedy, this lesson is intended to broaden students’ understanding of the roots of effective female activism and the reactive nature of American labor laws.
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Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin

Students will explore the life of Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin by critically reading primary and secondary sources to determine her worldview and perspective.
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A Short History of Activism

Subjugation, inequality, revolution and protest have marked world history for thousands of years. And for thousands of years, human beings have fought oppression and subjugation
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