Many new doors have opened for women in science and technology. Still, many younger women remain unaware of the possibilities. These sites can help inspire them.
The National Women's Hall of Fame's mission statement is "Showcasing great women... Inspiring all!" The site includes pictures and biographies on 100's of inductees, from Abigale Addams to Maya Angelou to Elizabeth Jane Cochran to Lucille Ball.
The Library of Congress hosts hundreds of images and resources that are free to use and reuse. These images were selected for Women's History Month. Print out a set of images and let your students research who they were and why they are a part of Women's History Month.
The National Women's History Alliance celebrates is dedicated to promoting Women's History and the goals of education, empowerment, equality, and inclusion. Their Resources section highlights the diverse and historic accomplishments of women, providing educational and promotional materials, including Celebrate the100th Anniversary of Women's Right to Vote (1920-2020).
Women Throughout History
A great video to use as an introduction to Women's History.
See how many women you can identify in the video.
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Society of Women Engineers provides projects, events, and the ability to connect with women engineers in your area.
SWENext is a way to become part of the Society of Women Engineers (SWE) as a student through the age of 18. Membership is free for students! They also have a (very) reduced membership rate for K-12 educators.
The National Museum of Women in the Arts highlights contributors by field.
The American Association of University Women goal is to empower women as individuals and as a community. Their resources section includes education material designed specifically for girls.
WITI helps women advance by providing access to – and support from – other professional women working in all sectors of technology. They have an extensive Resources section that will be of interest to both students and educators.
Votes for Women came out of an exhibit at the Huntington Museums and Gardens. This forty-eight-page album commemorates the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution thru photographs, posters, postcards, and letters.
Naturally, this site projects some advocacy spaces for women's rights. However, a very important component of school reform is to create environments which are more responsive to current needs (without sacrificing foundations) of our young populations.
While vendor brochures contain nice photos of girls exploring technology, employment statistics tell a different story.
The lower the grade in which reform is initiated and at which young women are tantalized and brought into the mainstream, the better the chances for success.