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Women Breaking Musical Barriers: She Isn’t Supposed to Play That
Website traces the history and diversity of women in music through text, video recordings, and audio recordings.
Provider: Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
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Grade(s): General audience
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Women of Our Time
Interactive gallery displaying photographs of some of twentieth-century America’s most famous and influential women. Includes audio commentary by the exhibit’s curator and documentary video about the evolution of photographic portraiture.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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Grade(s): General audience
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Let Your Motto Be Resistance: African American Portraits
Lesson plan has students study portraits of famous African Americans in history, explain the social and political impact of each portrait sitter, and discuss what it means to take a stand. Targets grades 3-6.
Provider: National Museum of African American History and Culture
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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American Women
A selection of portraits from the National Portrait Gallery celebrating the lives and careers of 65 noteworthy American women, ranging from Jane Addams to Pat Nixon to Margaret Sanger.
Provider: National Portrait Gallery
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The Making of a Homemaker
Online exhibition displaying images and text from domestic guidebooks of late-nineteenth-century America. These books gave advice on how to keep a healthy and happy home, but also prescribed appropriate moral and religious outlooks, had information on a wide variety of topics, often discussed manners, and gave many home remedies.
Provider: Smithsonian Institution Libraries
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Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Changing Gender Roles on the World War II Home Front
Lesson plan examining changing gender roles on the American home front during World War II. Students analyze photographs and wartime advertisements related to “Rosie the Riveter,” then conduct their own research project on women during World War II. Targets grades 6-12.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): 4–8, 9–12
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Conduct a Genealogical Study
Activity about the methods and tools used in a genealogical interview. Students will learn more about their family, their community, and themselves through these interviews. Part of the resource “Great Women of Our Pasts.”
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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Constellation Maker
Art activity making a constellation commemorating an American woman such as scientist Maria Mitchell. Many cultures have used constellations to remember the stories of heroes, and this activity helps develop the ability to use symbols to illustrate and tell stories. Part of the “Exploring the Sky” resource.
Provider: National Museum of American History
Grade(s): All grades
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Document Deep Dive: A Historic Moment in the Fight for Women's Voting Rights
Online primary source: an illustration from a newspaper story on a 1913 women's suffrage parade in Washington, D.C.
Provider: Smithsonian Magazine
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Grade(s): 9–12, General audience
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First Ladies at the Smithsonian Homepage
Online exhibit exploring the stories of the first ladies of the White House. From Martha Washington through Michelle Obama, the Smithsonian’s first ladies collection includes material related to their social and political activities as well as a collection of gowns. The exhibit also features thematic overviews of the many roles of first ladies, a timeline, and behind-the-scenes details on the history of the first ladies exhibitions.
Provider: National Museum of American History
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