Celebrate Women’s History Month

Written by Rochelle Krueger, Government Documents Librarian

This year’s theme for National Women’s History Month is “Women Inspiring Innovation Through Imagination:  Celebrating Women in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics”, honoring pioneering teachers and advocates who helped women and other groups gain access to advanced learning.  The United States has observed it annually throughout the month of March since 1987.

The Law Library of Congress has an informative overview of Women’s History Month, as well as links to the various U.S. Statutes and Presidential Proclamations.

Samples of resources available through the UNK Library website include:

Change is possible:  stories of women and minorities in mathematics, by Patricia Clark Kenschaft
The Equal Rights Amendment:  Guaranteeing equal rights for women under the Constitution
Women in science:  career processes and outcomes, by Yu Xie
Women in science:  then and now, by Vivian Gornick

Online teaching resources:

American Historical Association:  Women’s History Month
Time:  For Kids
Women’s History Month, Grades K-5
Women’s History Teaching Resources
Women’s History Timeline
Women of our time:  portraits from the National Portrait Gallery

For more information, go to The Library of Congress’ Women’s History Month website:  http://womenshistorymonth.gov/  or stop by the Calvin T. Ryan Library!


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