March is Women's History Month!

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herMilitary 
A site which deals with women in the military, but which also
contains a wealth of information and links regarding many women's topics.

Women's  Biographies 
Biographies of more than 60 famous women
(Click on the catalog at left for more resources)

InfoPlease 
History and Timelines, Special Features, Biographies, and Fun Stuff 
all dealing with Women's History Month 

4000 Years of Women in Science 

American Women: The Pioneers

Women of NASA

Biographies of Women Mathematicians

Past Notable Women of Computing

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

Women's History  
Many links dealing with various women's topics

Key Issues from NOW

Expect the Best From a Girl
From Mount Holyoke College

Educational World 
Theme Page

Women in World History 
Lessons for Teachers

National Women's Hall of Fame 

Scholastic  
Women Who Changed History 

Websites for Women's History Month
Hundreds of Links! 

Almanac and Reference Links

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Awards and Achievers
Women's Hall of Fame
Nobelists
Pulitzers
Women in Gov't
Women in Sports

Population
Ratio of Males to Females
Persons 65 Years Old and Over: Characteristics by Sex
Life Expectancy, by Sex

Education
Educational Attainment by Sex
Percent of High School Dropouts by Sex
Mean Annual Earnings by Level of Education

Work
Women in the Labor Force
Mothers Participating in Labor Force
Percent of Women Employed in Select Occupations
Earnings by Sex and Race
Women's Earnings as a Percentage of Men's
Women- and Minority-Owned Firms
Female Military Personnel on Active Duty
Female Military Personnel by Rank

Motherhood and Family
Marital Status
Median Age at First Marriage
Births by Age and Race of Mother
Breast Feeding by Selected Characteristics of Mother
Families by Type, Race, and Hispanic Origin
Births to Unmarried Women (U.S.)
Births to Unmarried Women by Country
Teen Birth Rates Decline

Health and Reproductive Issues
Contraceptive Use by Women
Abortion Statistics
Legal Abortions in Selected Countries
The Abolition of Female Genital Mutilation
Smoking Statistics, by Sex
Heavy Alcohol Use, by Sex

Crime
National Violence Against Women survey
Domestic Violence Statistics
Total Arrest Trends by Sex
Women on Death Row

 

The Sources below are just some of the sources you will find at
Cumberland County AVA Center Web Site. It is a great source of links.

Cumberland County AVA Center

INTERNET WOMEN’S HISTORY SOURCEBOOK  

            http://www.fordham.edu/halsall/women/womensbook.html

A huge site with links to an entire history of women and women’s roles in history in every region of the world.  Excellent

WOMEN’S HISTORY NETLINKS – A GATEWAY SITE

            http://womenshistory.miningco.com/education/womenshistory/

A gateway site to a vast number of web sites on women’s history divided by topic.

WWWOMEN SEARCH DIRECTORY: HISTORY – A GATEWAY SITE        

    http://www.wwwomen.com/category/histor1.html

A huge site with links to women’s studies, women’s history and more. 

300 IMPORTANT WOMEN ARTISTS: MEDIEVAL TO MODERN

            http://www.uwrf.edu/history/women.html

Profiles of 300 women artists with examples of their works.

A CELEBRATION OF WOMEN WRITERS

            http://digital.library.upenn.edu/women/

“The Celebration of Women Writers recognizes the contributions of women writers throughout history. Women have written almost every imaginable type of work: novels, poems, letters, biographies, travel books, religious commentaries, histories, economic and scientific works. Our goal is to promote awareness of the breadth and variety of women's writing”.  A searchable database of women writers. Search by Author Name, Century, Country, or Ethnicity.

DOCUMENTS FROM THE WOMEN’S LIBERATION MOVEMENT

            http://scriptorium.lib.duke.edu/wlm/

An online archive of documents on various aspects of the Women’s Liberation Movement in the United States .  Includes General and Theoretical; Medical and Reproductive Rights, Music; Organizations and Activism; Sexuality and Lesbian Feminism; Socialist Feminism; Women of Color; and Women's Work and Roles. 

THE EMANCIPATION OF WOMEN 1750-1920

  http://www.spartacus.schoolnet.co.uk/resource.htm

A huge list of women who figured in the emancipation of women.  By name or by era.  Includes extensive material on teaching history online

WOMEN IN AMERICAN HISTORY

        http://women.eb.com/

The Encyclopedia Britannica online article on women in American history.  Chapters include: Early America 1600-1820, The Nineteenth Century 1820-1880, At The Crossroads 1880-1920 and Modern America 1920-The Present.  Resources include: Articles, Media Gallery (with a large number of audio and video clips), In Her Own Words (interviews, primary documents), Britannica Classics (Britannica submissions by women), Recommended Reading, and a Study Guide (a large number of activities).  An outstanding gateway site.

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