Celebrate Extraordinary and Ordinary Women Throughout History
From artifacts on the Seneca Falls Convention to a video on Susan B. Anthony’s arrest to a timeline on major events in the fight for gender equality, NewseumED is a source for lesson plans and activities that can be used to observe Women’s History Month in March—and all year long. Newseum’s ED Collection includes a searchable timeline featuring more than 200 historical front pages, videos, and photographs. Many entries cover major events in securing rights for women, including Myra Bradwell’s Fight for Employment, the First Female Presidential Candidate, and the 19th Amendment. The collection also includes a media map exploring how the women’s suffrage movement and its critics tried to influence public opinion. Units with standards-aligned lesson plans, activities, and worksheets support historical connections, media literacy, and civics and citizenship. The Unsung Heroes section features articles about women who were pillars of change for women’s rights and voting rights. Their accomplishments have historical significance and continue to influence issues of gender equality today.
The Bill of Rights Institute rewards students who rise to the challenge of tackling some of the most compelling questions of our time. This year’s We the Students Essay Contest challenges students to tell what civil discourse means to them.
The Civics Renewal Network is a consortium of nonpartisan, nonprofit organizations committed to strengthening civic life in the United States by increasing the quality of civics education in the nation’s schools and improving accessibility to high-quality, no-cost learning materials. On the organization’s website, teachers will find resources from these organizations, searchable by subject, grade, resource type, standards, and teaching strategy.
The Comparative Constitutions Project (CCP) launched Constitutein collaboration with Google Ideas in 2013. Accessible in English, Spanish, and Arabic, Constitute is an online environment to read, search, and compare the world’s constitutions.