These books and units provide women's history content plus lessons on ways to work with it. Most have been designed for use as supplements to commonly taught World History topics.
Media such as CDs, videos, posters, or content only books are NOT reviewed here. Nor are materials to teach the history of women in the United States.
Some of the material may be hard to find. We suggest either contacting the publisher directly or using the abebooks.com webite to locate a used copy to purchase.
For a description of our World History curriculum units click here.
For our recommended list of Internet resources on women's history clink here.
For our recommended list of World History books clink here.
In general, little of the exciting new scholarship about women history in a global context has found its way into classroom usable materials. Lessons about women in non-western regions are particularly hard to find. Biographies, internet sites, videos, CDs, and literature anthologies are available in growing numbers, but few offer lessons or discussion questions which will help to constructively use the information in a classroom setting. Most materials also still rely on biographic information about the well known "great women," or on topics that can be found in texts written in earlier decades, such as women's status in ancient Greece, Egypt, or medieval Europe. There are, however, more good primary source materials which highlight the female perspective, and more units about "daily life" which often include substantive content about women.