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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. Please read our disclaimer.
4000 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.

Amazing 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.

Celebrating Women's Achievements
"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. "

[A] Celebration of Women Writers
Here's a huge list of links to female writers' work and related information.

Connecting Girls
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).

Distinguished 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 them.

Encyclopedia 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 History.

Famous Canadians
This CLN theme page has lots of links to information about famous Canadian women.

Learning 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 in History

Notable Women Ancestors
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.

Past notable women of Computing and Mathematics
This site gives a retrospective review of contributions to computing and mathematics by women.

Refugee 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 Day.

Women Artists Archive
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 day.

Women 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.

Women in [Canadian] History
Biographical sketches of over 30 Canadian women.

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.

Women in World History
This site on women in world history contains lots of quotes and information including a number of lesson plans.

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