NEW 2015 RESOURCES
Celebrating Women Theme Page
This "Theme Page" has links to two types of resources related to the study of women's studies. Students and teachers will find curricular resources (information, content...) to help them learn about this topic. In addition, there are also links to instructional materials (lesson plans) which will help teachers provide instruction in this theme.
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Years of Women in Science
- This site has information about women in science from its beginnings until
the 20th century (which is excluded). It also has an on-line quiz.
Time Machine: Women in BC History (Grade 11)
- British Columbia Archives presents 11 curricular units (galleries) drawing
heavily from archival information on BC History. Each gallery has a teacher
guide and each is targeted for a specific grade range. This link is to a Women's
Study unit which will allow Grade 11 students to learn more about Sylvia Stark,
Catherine Schubert, Hannah Maynard, Emily Carr, and Judge Helen MacGill.
- "Each year the National Library celebrates Women's History Month in Canada
by honouring the contributions of Canadian women in developing Canada. A brief
biographical sketch highlights each woman's life and achievements. This is
followed by a list of suggested readings or works. "
Celebration of Women Writers
- Here's a huge list of links to female writers' work and related information.
- This made-in-BC site is a source of links to girl-friendly starting points
on the Internet. Links are organized into the following headings: Get Writing,
Girl; Reviews of Multimedia Software for Girls; Cool Places to Hang out in
Person;Girls Getting Online; Girls Reading about Girls; Girls Getting Sweaty;
Research on Girls and their Use of Technologies; and Pointer Sites (more links
to sites of interest for girls).
Women of Past and Present
- "This site has biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many
different ways. There are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state,
politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers and others. Some
were alive hundreds of years ago and some are living today. We've heard of
some of them, while many more have been ignored by history book writers."
Encarta Lesson Collection
- There are a number of lessons related to women's studies in the Encarta
collection. Select "Social Sciences" and then scroll through the list to find
of Women's History
- This Kidopedia meta-list site is a collaborative effort of Grade 3-12 students
across the Internet who were assigned the task of finding WWW sites on Women's
- This CLN theme page has lots of links to information about famous Canadian
Space (LS): Women's Studies Research Lessons
- One of the ways to integrate the Internet into your classroom is by using
it as a source of current curricular information. Having students conduct
research on the WWW is an effective and relevant learning activity but teachers
may feel at a loss as to what kind of questions students should be given to
research. This site contains two intermediate level research lessons which
pose motivating, genuine problems or open-ended real life problems whose solutions
and answers are not easily found: Focus
on Women and Women
- Historical and genealogical information about more than 150 notable women.
Browse through the database by category (e.g., adventurers, artists, educators,
heroines) or use the alphabetical index. The quality and quantity of the biographical
entries may vary since they may link to a document at this web site or to
a page in an external site.
notable women of Computing and Mathematics
- This site gives a retrospective review of contributions to computing and
mathematics by women.
- In this three lesson unit plan, grade 10-12 students will become more aware
of unconscious sexism and stereotyping and will devise ways to improve the
living situations of refugee women, and will consider how they can be helped
to help themselves.
- This UN site lists information about the status of women throughout the
world. It also gives an explanation of the history of International Women's
- The Women Artists Archive is a special collection in the Ruben Salazar
Library at Sonoma State University and is open for public use. It contains
information on over 1,000 women artists from the Middle Ages through the present
Artists in Canada
- Information on over 100 Canadian women artists active in such disciplines
as ceramics, computer arts, fibre arts, glass and jewelry making, painting,
printmaking, sculpture, and video, to name but some. Note the information
is presented in English or French depending on the language of the artist.
in [Canadian] History
- Biographical sketches of over 30 Canadian women.
in Science and Engineering: The Participants
- Sixteen women employed by Schlumberger responded to a number of questions
about their careers - how they got started, challenges, daily life, travel,
major influences, etc. This page gives access to each of the interviews in
full or you can access the information by interview question. Each scientist
is also willing to answer student questions about careers in her field.
in World History
- This site on women in world history contains lots of quotes and information
including a number of lesson plans.
There are other, less specific, resources in this subject area (e.g., curricular content, lesson plans) elsewhere on CLN. Just click on the "Previous Page" button below to go to our collection of educational resources.