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National History Day: Women's Rights

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Social Studies +1 Age Levels Elementary (9 to 12 years old), Middle School (13 to 15 years old), High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection brings together EDSITEment and Smithsonian resources to support the initial research into a project for National History Day.  While originally created for the 2017 theme, "Taking a Stand in History," resources found in this collection are useful for researching other National History Day themes.

These resources - portraits, objects, blog posts, websites, articles, and more - pinpoint milestones in the Women's Rights Movement in the United States. Because of the depth of resources on this topic, this collection has been split into sections: Suffrage Movement, 1848-1919; World War II "Flygirls"; Eleanor Roosevelt; and other leaders in the fight for Women's Rights. Each section is introduced with a standalone text tile that summarizes the resources held within the section. The first two section summaries are followed by a link out to a sub-collection of resources, containing additional Smithsonian resources on these topics.

By no means is this collection comprehensive; instead, it provides a launching point for further research.

This collection was created in collaboration with EDSITEment, a website for K-12 educators from the National Endowment for the Humanities.

Tags: suffragists; suffragette; pilot; female; woman; feminist; feminism; national endowment for the humanities; #nhd; #NHD2017

33c Women's Rights Movement single

National Postal Museum

Eleanor Roosevelt

National Portrait Gallery

Eleanor Roosevelt

National Portrait Gallery

Amelia Earhart and Eleanor Roosevelt

National Portrait Gallery

Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman

National Portrait Gallery

Margaret Higgins Sanger

National Portrait Gallery

Mary McLeod Bethune

National Portrait Gallery

Frances Perkins

National Portrait Gallery

Betty Naomi Goldstein Friedan (1921-2006) undated

Smithsonian Institution Archives

The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan

National Museum of American History

Button, NOW

National Museum of American History

Kate Millett

National Portrait Gallery

Pro-ERA Button, 1972-1982

National Museum of American History