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Women's History Curriculum Resources

To commemorate Women's History Month in March, the UFT has compiled a list of teaching materials, online exhibits and curriculum to address the role of women in society in our classrooms. The resources are organized topically and include suggested grade levels. 

General Women's History Resources

National Women’s History Museum - Digital Resources
All grade levels

National Women’s History Museum - Online Exhibits
Upper elementary and above

AFT’s Women’s History Month Lesson Plans & Resources
All grade levels

Library of Congress’ Guide to Women’s History Resources
All grade levels

National Endowment of the Humanities - Teacher’s Guide to Women’s History
All grade levels

Suffrage/Voting Rights

Women's Rights National Historical Park Seneca Falls - Curriculum Materials
Upper elementary and above

Seneca Falls Guided Tour
All grade levels

Zinn Education Project, Seneca Falls, 1848
Middle school and above

Alice Paul Institute Educational Resources
Upper elementary and above

Issues of Equality

Anti-Defamation League - Equal Pay Act Lesson Plan
All grade levels

C-SPAN Classroom - Equal Rights Amendment
Middle school and above

New York Times Learning - The Dawn of a New E.R.A.
Middle School and above

Anti-Defamation League - "Soccer, Salaries & Sexism" Lesson Plan
Middle School and above

Women in Science/STEM

PBS - Outstanding Women in STEM Fields Lesson Plan
High School

Women in Computer Science - Library of Congress
Middle School and above

NASA Modern Figures Teacher Toolkit
All grade levels

American Institute of Physics - "When Computers Wore Skirts" Lesson Plan (PDF) 
High School

Societal Changes

U.S. House of Representatives - Women in Congress Lesson Plans
Middle School and above

University of North Carolina - Unsung Women of the Civil Rights Movement (PDF)
Middle School and above

Smith College - Women as Agents of Social Change Curriculum
Middle School and above

American Jewish Historical Society - Emma Lazarus Curriculum Project
High school and above

Harvard University - Unsung Women Change Agents
Elementary level

Zinn Education Project - Women in Labor History
Upper Elementary and above

Gender Roles

Teaching Tolerance - Gender Stereotypes
Elementary level

Anti-Defamation League - Toys and Gender Lesson Plan
Early Elementary

Smithsonian - "Girlhood, It’s Complicated" Online Exhibition
Upper Elementary and above

Read, Write, Think - Analyzing Gender Roles
Middle School and above