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Web Resources for Teaching Women’s History Month Dr. Joanne E. Gates JSU English Prepared Web Resources for Teaching Women’s History Month Dr. Joanne E. Gates JSU English Prepared for CORE Academy 2015

If you did your homework, (or studied our document), you at least saw these: If you did your homework, (or studied our document), you at least saw these: DOCUMENT: Web Resources for Teaching Women’s History Month. [None of these are required viewing as a prerequisite for attending, and it is unlikely they will be played during the session. Consider them background or the supplements to our annotated bibliographies. ] History of Women's History Month by National Women's History Museum https: //youtu. be/Vg. GOBbje. NZU Also contains Women’s History Minutes.

Document, continued (2) Why Women's History Matters: Leigh Ann Wheeler at TEDx. Binghamton. University: Document, continued (2) Why Women's History Matters: Leigh Ann Wheeler at TEDx. Binghamton. University: A skeptical yet positive approach to whether Women's History Month has made a difference, 15 minutes https: //youtu. be/MFp. G 9 h. N 8 d 5 s As teachers, we are allowed to be self critical, to question why History of Women is relegated to March and whether we include enough Black Women in February.

Document, continued (3) Wider view of Women in History: Great Women: Athletes inducted into Document, continued (3) Wider view of Women in History: Great Women: Athletes inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame Kathrine Switzer: http: //kathrineswitzer. com/ Watch her brief video, telling the real story of her as first woman to run the Boston Marathon, 1967 Great Women of Science: Lynn Sherr talks about her book, Sally Ride: America’s First Woman in Space. http: //www. c-span. org/video/? 324264 -2/bookdiscussion-sally-ride

Document, continued (4) Importance of Black American Women: Alice Mc. Gill re-enacts an appearance Document, continued (4) Importance of Black American Women: Alice Mc. Gill re-enacts an appearance by Sojourner Truth: http: //www. c-span. org/video/? 1639401/sojourner-truth-womens-history Harriet Jacobs' Slave Narrative in Context http: //www. c-span. org/video/? 186972 -1/bookdiscussion-harriet-jacobs-life Historian and Jacobs biographer Jean Fagan Yellin teaches high school students who have read the Narrative.

Homework (5) Teachers incorporating Women's History should know that Suffragette (with Meryl Streep as Homework (5) Teachers incorporating Women's History should know that Suffragette (with Meryl Streep as Emmeline Pankhurst) premieres in the fall. A very brief trailer has been released. The HBO Film, Iron Jawed Angels (2004) features the effort to pass the 19 th Amendment. American Suffragists Alice Paul (Hilary Swank), Lucy Burns, Inez Millholland (Julia Ormond), Carrie Chapman Catt (Angelica Houston) are featured. Clips available on You. Tube.

National Women's History Project, nwhp. org http: //www. nwhp. org/35 th-anniversary-celebration/ This is the National Women's History Project, nwhp. org http: //www. nwhp. org/35 th-anniversary-celebration/ This is the most recent celebration. Use the site to look at Past History Month events, going back to the First Presidential Declaration of 1980. In 1987, Congress declared March as National Women’s History Month in perpetuity.

National Women's History Project http: //www. nwhp. org/ Rich resource for Writing Women Back National Women's History Project http: //www. nwhp. org/ Rich resource for Writing Women Back Into History. Calendars organize important women’s birthdays. This Month in Women’s History, and the History of the designation of the month of March are featured. Also provides a list of Women’s Performers or Reenactors, featuring Susan Marie Frontczak, who reenacts Eleanor Roosevelt, Mary Shelley, and others http: //www. storysmith. org/.

Probably considered a leading source, the National Women's History Project includes rich resources. Any Probably considered a leading source, the National Women's History Project includes rich resources. Any teacher can find packaged “Lesson Plans” and even quiz-like flash cards on ways to integrate Women’s Experiences.

Other sites for Women’s History Women's History Month Web Resources NEA has this (embedded Other sites for Women’s History Women's History Month Web Resources NEA has this (embedded in our Program description) http: //www. nea. org/tools/lessons/50888. htm A particularly rich site, with lesson plans, links to quizzes and other sites that include focus on this and related topics. By Phil Nast, retired middle school teacher and freelance writer.

Another Important Unit for Teaching: Women in poetry at poets. org http: //www. poets. Another Important Unit for Teaching: Women in poetry at poets. org http: //www. poets. org/poetsorg/lesson/women-poetry Six week unit created by New York City public school teacher Carolyn Kohli, introduces students to a broad range of women’s voices in poetry. Students develop a poetic and technological vocabulary simultaneously through a series of creative and critical writing exercises and Internet research and citation.

Carolyn Kohli’s Women in Poetry (2) “Women in Poetry” primarily explores contemporary poetry with Carolyn Kohli’s Women in Poetry (2) “Women in Poetry” primarily explores contemporary poetry with themes as diverse as “Entering the Darkness Out of Childhood, " “Voices of the Mothers, " “The Body Electric, " and “Ars Poetica. ” Each thematic set of lessons requires students to practice basic skills in Microsoft Word and on the Internet, responding to each poem grouping with information obtained in web research and their own creative and critical responses. Unit Length: 33 Class Periods

Southern Women Trailblazers http: //www. learnnc. org/lp/pages/7674 From Learn. NC. org Includes Timeline and Southern Women Trailblazers http: //www. learnnc. org/lp/pages/7674 From Learn. NC. org Includes Timeline and information specific to the state. Note that the premiere North Carolina On line Repository is also important, Documenting the American South http: //docsouth. unc. edu/browse/collections. html

Transition between The Lesson Plan Focus And exploration of sites from which one develops Transition between The Lesson Plan Focus And exploration of sites from which one develops one’s own knowledge base and ideas for class units.

Repositories and Devoted Websites The Importance of Public Domain Texts on Line. Archive. org, Repositories and Devoted Websites The Importance of Public Domain Texts on Line. Archive. org, Project Gutenberg, Hathi Trust, Google books. For women: A Celebration of Women Writers Edited by Mark Ockerbloom http: //digital. library. upenn. edu/women/

 Archives of Women of Importance (These are included so that students get a Archives of Women of Importance (These are included so that students get a look at the way Major repository is organized. Some will include online access to documents and visuals. Some organize the contents of a physical collection. ) Note that date of update for some of this is not current. However, there are numerous working links that are rich.

Diary of Midwife Martha Ballard For instance, this listing for multiple sites: http: //womhist. Diary of Midwife Martha Ballard For instance, this listing for multiple sites: http: //womhist. alexanderstreet. com/links/resource. htm includes teacher resources and teaching links, including one to Martha Ballard's diary on line at do History. http: //dohistory. org/home. html Now replaces PBS site for the best place on additional information on the landmark and Pulitzer Prize-winning A Midwife’s Tale by Laruel Thatcher Ulrich

Diary of Midwife Martha Ballard DVD of the program should be on permanent reserve Diary of Midwife Martha Ballard DVD of the program should be on permanent reserve at JSU Library.

WWW Virtual Library Women's History (another composite): http: //www. iisg. nl/w 3 vlwomenshistory/unitedstates. html WWW Virtual Library Women's History (another composite): http: //www. iisg. nl/w 3 vlwomenshistory/unitedstates. html Zora Neale Hurston Archive at University of Central Florida http: //chdr. cah. ucf. edu/hurstonarchive/ Also Note: Zora Neale Hurston Plays at the Library of Congress http: //www. loc. gov/collection/zora-neale-hurstonplays/about-this-collection/

Authors and their websites Beatrix Potter at http: //www. peterrabbit. com/uk All things Jane Authors and their websites Beatrix Potter at http: //www. peterrabbit. com/uk All things Jane Austen, originally the Jane Austen Info Page: http: //pemberley. com/ Gertrude Bell Archive at Newcastle University http: //www. gerty. ncl. ac. uk/ This is rich for its ability to look up photos, letters, diary entries.

Women Writers Whose Residences are Prominent Features in Their Legacies Louisa May Alcott's Orchard Women Writers Whose Residences are Prominent Features in Their Legacies Louisa May Alcott's Orchard House at http: //louisamayalcott. org/ Edith Wharton at The Mount, outside Lennox, Massachusetts: http: //www. edithwharton. org/ There is also the International Edith Wharton Society, with a Journal and Conference activities https: //edithwhartonsociety. wordpress. com/ Emily Dickinson Museum: https: //www. emilydickinsonmuseum. org/

Orchard House Orchard House

Edith Wharton at The Mount Edith Wharton at The Mount

Emily. Dickinson. Museum. org Emily. Dickinson. org Emily. Dickinson. Museum. org Emily. Dickinson. org

Elizabeth Robins, 1862 -1952 Holdings of the NYU Collection, Guide to the Elizabeth Robins Elizabeth Robins, 1862 -1952 Holdings of the NYU Collection, Guide to the Elizabeth Robins Papers http: //dlib. nyu. edu/findingaids/html/fales/robins/ Robins Web at JSU http: //www. jsu. edu/robinsweb/

What is the The National Women’s Hall of Fame? And where is it located? What is the The National Women’s Hall of Fame? And where is it located? Greatwomen. org

From: Greatwomen. org [The National Women’s Hall of Fame]: Members of the Hall, A From: Greatwomen. org [The National Women’s Hall of Fame]: Members of the Hall, A to Z Abigail Adams

Members of the Hall, A to Z Olympian and pro-golfer Mildred Members of the Hall, A to Z Olympian and pro-golfer Mildred "Babe" Didrikson Zaharias Searches and Displays can also can be organized by year of Induction.

Lilly Ledbetter Jacksonville Native Lilly Ledbetter inducted 2011. Lilly Ledbetter Jacksonville Native Lilly Ledbetter inducted 2011.

Wider view of Women in History: Great Women: Athletes inducted into National Women's Hall Wider view of Women in History: Great Women: Athletes inducted into National Women's Hall of Fame Kathrine Switzer http: //kathrineswitzer. com/ Watch her brief video, telling the real story of her as first woman to run the Boston Marathon, 1967. (I discovered her as part of my study of the 2011 Induction Class. )

From Greatwomen. org: • In 1969, the women and men of Seneca Falls created From Greatwomen. org: • In 1969, the women and men of Seneca Falls created the National Women’s Hall of Fame, believing that the contributions of American women deserved a permanent home in the small village where the fight for women’s rights began. The Hall is currently housed in the Helen Mosher Barben Building, in the heart of the downtown Historic District. • The National Women’s Hall of Fame is the nation’s oldest membership organization dedicated to recognizing and celebrating the achievements of great American women.

Every upstate NY school child knows: • In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a Seneca Every upstate NY school child knows: • In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton (a Seneca Falls resident), Lucretia Mott and 300 other women and men held the first Women’s Rights Convention. The Declaration of Sentiments, modeled after the Declaration of Independence, was presented and passed by the convention. These resolutions included, among other demands, that women have the right to vote. The struggle for women’s rights had begun.

Declaration of Sentiments Like the Cherokee Nation, who had earlier petitioned the Federal Government, Declaration of Sentiments Like the Cherokee Nation, who had earlier petitioned the Federal Government, the Declaration of Sentiments echoes the Declaration of Independence. “We hold these truths to be self-evident that all men and women are created equal…”

The Women’s Rights National Historic Park Is also located in Seneca Falls, and includes The Women’s Rights National Historic Park Is also located in Seneca Falls, and includes the Wesleyan Chapel, where the Women’s Suffrage Convention was held in 1848.

Nominated and Judged by National Panel First class of twenty inducted 1973 Current enrollment Nominated and Judged by National Panel First class of twenty inducted 1973 Current enrollment is over 250, with ten to twelve women added every other year. Next Induction is fall 2015. Capital Campaign will include moving to new headquarters in the Historic Knitting Mill

National Parks Service has guides to teaching using their state parks: http: //www. nps. National Parks Service has guides to teaching using their state parks: http: //www. nps. gov/wori/index. htm

Wesleyan Chapel, built 1843 Seneca Falls: Women’s Rights National Historic Park Wesleyan Chapel, built 1843 Seneca Falls: Women’s Rights National Historic Park

Stanton’s House Stanton’s House

In the front yard stands a Horse Chestnut tree that is old enough to In the front yard stands a Horse Chestnut tree that is old enough to have been there when the Stantons lived in Seneca Falls.

In May 1851 Amelia Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton as In May 1851 Amelia Bloomer introduced Susan B. Anthony to Elizabeth Cady Stanton as depicted in the life-sized bronze figures sculpted by Ted Aub. In "When Anthony Met Stanton" as in real-life, Bloomer and Stanton are wearing the "Bloomer Costume" which bloomer publicized in "The Lily. " At the Women’s Rights Historical Park

Seneca Knitting Mill of 1844 Acquired by the NWHF and now being renovated through Seneca Knitting Mill of 1844 Acquired by the NWHF and now being renovated through a Capital Campaign

Ideas for use of the site Assign groups a letter of the alphabet. Each Ideas for use of the site Assign groups a letter of the alphabet. Each group selects from ten or a dozen the two or three who are most prominent OR who are most interesting to their own future careers. The sifting or findings can be presented using display images taken from the site. Or the Treasure hunt of additional resources might be undertaken.

Card Game of Authors Works like “Fish”: Ask a specific person for a specific Card Game of Authors Works like “Fish”: Ask a specific person for a specific card; she must forfeit to asker or if the person does not have the card, draw from the pile. Each of 13 Women has Four Accomplishments (corresponding to clubs, diamonds, hearts, spades). The complete set makes up a “book” of that woman and can be laid out for points awarded.

There are several pre packaged games, for instance at Newts Games: Women of the There are several pre packaged games, for instance at Newts Games: Women of the Civil War, African American Women, Women from American History, Women Writers. (Consider assigning a personalized pack of cards. )

Equal Pay in Recent Headlines Equal Pay in Recent Headlines

The Hollywood Reporter Covered Patricia Arquette’s speech at the UN. (Of course she had The Hollywood Reporter Covered Patricia Arquette’s speech at the UN. (Of course she had made headlines just previously with her speech at the Oscars. ) http: //www. hollywoodreporter. com/news/patriciaarquette-hillary-clinton-stress-780629 Patricia Arquette Stresses Wage Equality Urgency at UN Women's Rally: "This Is 2015, Not 1915!" by Ashley Lee: 3/10/2015. More at: UN women: http: //www. unwomen. org/en

If you are a current JSU student: Electronic Resources allow access to Revolution and If you are a current JSU student: Electronic Resources allow access to Revolution and Not for Ourselves Alone, the two-part Ken Burns documentary on suffrage featuring Anthony and Stanton.

Along with almost 80 titles in Films on Demand under search string “Women’s History. Along with almost 80 titles in Films on Demand under search string “Women’s History. ” Libraries at other universities sometimes aggregate Resources. Primary Sources List at University of Washington: http: //guides. lib. washington. edu/content. php? pid=75 276&sid=557468 http: //guides. lib. washington. edu/history-women

Not to be overwhelmed by too much information: As instructors, we should find ways Not to be overwhelmed by too much information: As instructors, we should find ways to make any unit on Women’s History or Literature by Women a learning experience that is interactive. In my Women’s Lit Class, groups make their own Jeopardy style sets of questions for Review at Midterm. I have a game board of questions written, and $$ from “Kids. Money. Farm” to award.

While these and other activities Make fun engagements for the full class, Students do While these and other activities Make fun engagements for the full class, Students do real work when they research how a writer or her work has or has not been part of the canon, or the books most frequently taught and considered important to their period and nationality. Is there a “critical edition” of the work? Is there a body of research on teaching the work, or a volume in the Approaches to Teaching … series?