[sixties-l] Women and Social Movements website

From: radman (resist@best.com)
Date: Mon Feb 12 2001 - 03:36:53 EST

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              The Women and Social Movements website
    (http://womhist.binghamton.edu) recently mounted a Teacher's Corner with
    some sixty lesson plans and assignments to facilitate use of the primary
    documents on the website in high school and college courses in United
    States History. The website itself consists of 24 editorial projects with
    about 500 primary documents that focus on interpretive questions relating
    to women and social reform in United States history between 1820 and
    1940. The site is continually expanding and by summer 2001 will include
    documents ranging from 1776 to 1990. Current projects include ones
    focusing on issues of gender and race, ethnicity, and class. Topics
    include African American women at the 1893 Chicago World's Fair, the
    1909-10 Shirtwaist Strike in New York City, the 1912 Lawrence Strike, the
    1938 San Antonio pecan shellers strike, the temperance, antislavery,
    antilynching, suffrage, and birth control movements, women in utopian
    communities, and male supporters of women's rights. Each project is
    organized around a question, provides about twenty related documents and
    additional images, a bibliography, and a listing of related WWW links. The
    site itself includes a search engine that permits users to search the full
    texts of all documents and a section of related links that provides
    excellent entry into rich projects elsewhere on the Worldwide Web. The
    project has been selected as a top humanities site by EDSITEment and has
    been supported by grants from the National Endowment for the
    Humanities. With the development of the Teacher's Corner, we are
    encouraging teachers to employ these documents in their classes as a way to
    provide students a first-hand experience with rich primary materials
    focusing on women in American History.

              After viewing the website and its Teacher's corner, feel free to
    contact the project if you would like to discuss collaborative
    possibilities further.

                  Tom Dublin

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