Monday, March 9, 2009

Featured This Month

National Women’s History Month
Even though women clearly have a long history, their contributions only began to be formally celebrated and recognized in the 1970s, and in 1981, a congressional resolution officially established a “National Women’s History Week.” In 1987, the National Women’s History Project worked to expand the celebration to the entire month of March and received strong bipartisan support from both houses of Congress.
The theme for 2009 is “Women Taking the Lead to Save our Planet.” Rachel Carson, the pioneering environmentalist, is the iconic model for the theme, while 100 other women scientists, engineers, business leaders, writers, filmmakers, conservationists, teachers, community organizers, religious or workplace leaders are listed with complete bios on the project website.
Gale is offering free resources and activities on its Women’s History Month website. The site offers such free resources as suggested activities, weekly quizzes, biographies, a timeline, and links to complement discussion topics. New downloadable bookmarks, a calendar, and screensavers are also available. Read more...
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