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Archives for Research on Women and Gender: This University of Texas site provides a guide to WWW pages of archives, libraries, and other repositories that have primary source materials by or about women. Very thorough.

bigchalk - The Education Network: Search this site for biographies and articles on its wide range of famous women from Ancient to Modern times.

A Celebration of Women Writers   You'll find links to fascinating sites, plus a listing, of primarily American and European historical and contemporary writers.

China and Women: List of history links.

Chinese Women: Incorporating women into lessons on China: These lessons and the rationale given for including information on women into instruction on Chinese history are very useful. Included is an overview essay, lesson on women in the Han Dynasty, the legend of Mulan, and foot binding. Treat with caution, however, the emphasis on foot binding and this comparative lesson. Also see our essay: Gender Difference in History: Women in China and Japan.

Distinquished Women of Past and Present   Biographies with some international names.

Feminist Foremothers: 1400 to 1800: short biographies on women from Christine de Pizan to Mary Radcliffe. Some include excerpts from their writings.

Great African Queens: An interesting list of short biographies.

heroines.ca: A Guide to Women in Canadian History:  Incredibly comprehensive site of images, biographies, resources, historic sites, celebrations of women’s history month, updates on current events and exhibits related to Canadian Women’s history.

History of Women Through Art  Impressive global list of paintings plus biographies, and events of the times.

H-Women World Wide Web     Web H-Women has a wealth of women's history email lists one can subscribe to.

International Museum of Women (IMOW):  This proposed San Francisco, California museum site provides images of 31 paintings from an exhibit of 177 done by women from 177 different countries. Each painting responds to the question, "what image represents woman?" Also find information about the 2000 UN "Progress for Women" report and events.

Internet Women's History Sourcebook:  Terrific directory of online documents and secondary articles on history of women within broadly defined historical periods.

Intersections: Feminist Asian journal. March 2002 issue on Japan has articles for teacher&older students on a variety of topics including female "outlaw" (anarchist) advocates in Imperial Japan.

Introduction to Historical Women of Philosophy: Biographies of women from ancient, middle ages and Renaissance times. Introductory essay and good bibliography.

National Museum of Women in the Arts (NMWA):  Provides an online collections database of more than 200 artists and more than 1,000 works of art in the Washington museum's permanent collection. Site visitors can look up an artist, read a brief profile, and see images of their work.

National Women's History Project   Mainly United States history. Full catalog of resources for K-12 level in this field. Links to other resources and ideas to use to celebrate women.

Other Women's Voices:  This site offers a wealth of translations of over 85 women's writings which were produced before 1600.

Sunshine for Women: A rich source for thoughtful women’s history essays, primary sources, biographies, contemporary human rights issues, headlines in the news, and much more! Accessible for student use.

TAP Past Notable Women of Computing & Mathematics   Information on pioneers in both areas, with a photo gallery.

Tribute to Our Feminist Forefathers: An overview essay, list of male writings and primary source documents which brings much needed attention to those men who, far ahead of their times, had “tried to improve the condition of women.”

Virtual Library Women’s History:  A rich source for web site arranged under: geographical chronological, archives and libraries, research institutions, museums, associations, journals, discussion lists, links, and special topics, such as labor history.

Women Artists in History:  A listing of western artists and some musicians from Medieval period to present. Some of the names include short biographies.

Women in Asian History:  Useful teacher oriented annotated list of WEB sites including general Asia sources as well as those specific to women. Some include classroom lesson ideas.

Women in History   Much of the biographic information here is taken from a middle school age book called Herstory.

Women in the Islamic World: Various primary source documents found within the site - "Internet Women's History Sourcebook."

Women and the Military: Brief history of some of the women who have gone armed into combat during the last 6,000 years. Idea is to demonstrate that in every age and virtually every area of the world women have engaged in combat. Some good essays, “Gender gap in military,” for example.

Women Monarchs and Heads of State:  6th - 12th grade simulation lesson using Queen Hatshepsut and 5 or 6 other female rulers which students may choose. Questions, extensions, vocabulary and Egypt links included.

Women's Studies (R)E-sources on the Web   A comprehensive list of internet sites that will lead you to additional sources.

Women in Theatre: The section "Paving the Way: Women Who Made a Difference" is devoted to women in all aspects of the theatre who chose this career path. Find out about Aphra Behn, for example.

Women Warriors of Japan: Essay on role of arms-bearing women in Japanese history.

Women Warriors Throughout History, 3500 BC to 40th Century: Good collection of names with fuller information on a few. Leans toward European/Celtic/Viking warriors.

Worldwide Guide to Women in Leadership: Full list of historical and contemporary leaders, including women ambassadors, clergy, Parliament Chairs, and so forth. Has a “What is New” section.

WW Women   Major source of women's history links, as well as links to other topics.

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