Primary Sources and Women’s History Month: A Perfect Match

Looking for resources and teaching ideas for Women’s History Month? These posts from Teaching with the Library of Congress feature primary sources on various topics and easy to implement teaching ideas.

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Clara Barton’s Papers at the Library of Congress: Personalizing Women’s History Month

Consider highlighting a notable woman during this month. This post uses Clara Barton’s papers to model activities teachers can use with their students.

Women in the Civil War

This two part series written by Women’s History specialist Kristi Conkle explores the roles that women had during the civil war with a special focus on those who fought along side men on the front lines.

 Women’s History Month: Celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the Suffragist March of 1913 with Primary Sources

Use materials that documented the 1913 march for voting rights to learn about the march and the work behind the scenes to insure its success. Also of interest is this blog post studying the history of women achieving the right to vote.

Suffrage Parade programCreating Ripples of Change with Primary Sources from the Library of Congress

Teacher Nicole Kukral shows how primary sources documenting the suffrage movement engaged her students and help them build critical thinking and writing skills.

Sentiments of an American (History) Teacher: Primary Sources and the Library of Congress Summer Teacher Institute

Learn how teacher Becky Boswell used primary sources to help students learn about the role of women in the American Revolutionary War.

What activities are you planning for Women’s History Month? Let us know in the comments.

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