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5 Books for Teaching Women's History

5 Books for Teaching Women's History

Women’s History Month reflects on the often-forgotten contributions of women to the United States' history. From Susan B. Anthony, Rosa Parks, and Ruth Bader Ginsberg, women have played a role in milestones that stretch all the way back to the founding of the United States. Check out these Gallopade titles recognizing women in history.

The women’s suffrage movement began in 1840 with a small conversation between Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Lucretia Mott. They met at an anti-slavery convention in London that refused to seat female delegates. Stanton and Mott privately discussed wanting a way to address the problem of women’s rights. Work through the lessons and activities as a class to teach your students higher-order thinking and analysis.

The Women In American History Primary Sources is a pack of 20 primary sources that are printed on sturdy 8.5" X 11" card stock. Some sources include a Dutch engraving of Pocahontas, a portrait of Harriet Beecher Stowe, a photograph of abolitionist Harriet Tubman, a photograph of Clara Barton, a photograph of abolitionist and women's rights activist Sojourner Truth, a portrait of women's rights activist Susan B. Anthony and more! Students learn how to integrate and evaluate information to deepen their understanding of historical events. As a result, students experience a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.

Susan B. Anthony was a courageous and smart woman. She never backed down from doing what she believed was right. She spoke out against slavery and campaigned for women's rights. America owes a lot to this civil rights crusader. This popular 14-page Biography FunBook includes easy-to-read information, fun facts and trivia, humor, activities, and a whole lot more.

Ruth Bader Ginsburg was the second woman to serve on the United States Supreme Court. Ruth worked as a lawyer, a law professor, and a judge and spent many years working for equal rights. She served on the highest court in the United States— the U.S. Supreme Court!

The WASP, or Women Airforce Service Pilots, served the United States during World War II. They played an important role! These female pilots ferried male pilots and other aircraft during the war. They were the first women ever to fly American military aircraft!


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