Student Internet Resources - Women's History

4000 Years of Women in Science
This site includes biographical information on about 125 women astronomers, physicists, mathematicians, chemists, natural philosophers, inventors, writers, etc. The information ranges from just the type of science and birth and death dates to several paragraphs with photo and links.

A&E Biography Project - Pocahontas
This Web site offers information about the Native American princess who aided the English in their attempts to settle North America, including fun facts, resources, and a glossary.

African American Women's History
A directory of sites about the history of black women in America, from slavery through Reconstruction, Harlem Renaissance and civil rights. It includes biographies of notable and little-known African American women, organization and club memberships, participation in events and movements, educational and political activities, and more.

Encyclopedia Britannica - Women in American History
This Web site offers primary sources from American female writers; historic audio and video clips of writers reading their own works; a detailed, cross-referenced time line of women's history in the U.S., from 1600 to the present; articles on women's history; and a study guide, which includes activities such as organizing a mock conference of historic women and conducting interviews with local women to create a book of women's memories. No ads.

NASA Quest Virtual Take Our Daughters to Work Day
This Web site offers biographical information about women who work for NASA. Click on interactive events to watch archived Webcasts with scientists such as Dorothy Rasco, Vanessa Ellerbe, and Linda Shackelford. No ads.

National Museum of Women in the Arts
This Web site offers more than 250 works by female artists from around the world, from the 16th century to the present. No ads.

Scholastic - Women Who Changed History
This Web site offers interactive profiles of five important women—Dr. Mae Jemison, Amelia Earhart, Rosa Parks, Sally Ride, and Melba Pattillo— as well as an audio clip of an interview with author Penny Colman and the transcript of an interview with Nobel Peace Prize-winner Jody Williams.

Women's Suffrage Tour
This Web exhibit, hosted by the National Museum of Women's History, offers audio clips and historic photos from significant events of the women's suffrage movement in the U.S., as well as biographies, historical news reports, a time line, and a quiz. No ads.