Women in World History – online resource

I cam across the blog Edwired today – 'a weblog devoted to the teaching and learning of history online.'

There's a lot of interesting material there – it's definitely worth a look! The blog is written by staff at the Center for History and New Media at George Mason University.

One of their projects (amongst many fascinating ones) is the Women in World History site. This site is:

an online curriculum resource center to help high school and college world history teachers and students find and analyze online primary sources on women in world history. Materials will encourage teachers to integrate recent scholarship and will give students a more sophisticated framework for understanding global women’s history.

The site includes 15 different modules:

For each module, there is:

  • an introduction;
  • a collection of primary sources (usually around 8-12 documents);
  • teaching strategies;
  • information about analyzing the material;
  • a lesson plan (aimed for high school level);
  • a document-based question (suitable for university level);
  • a bibliography;
  • information about the authors;and
  • links to printable versions of the introductory and primary source materials.

The site also contains discussions by scholars about how they use primary evidence (presented in audio files with flash images), and case studies of how academics have used the primary source material from the site in their teaching strategies.


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