Learning Resources

For the classroom and beyond

From curriculum designed for teachers to informational websites that can be used by lifelong learners, the following resources center women’s history as well as the history of activism in the United States.

Coming this fall! An educator learning guide for the Democracy Limited: Chicago Women and the Vote online exhibition.

Women & the American Story, or WAMS, is free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society’s Center for Women’s History that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

From women’s suffrage and the formation of labor unions, to Japanese internment and a city school boycott, the website companion to the Chicago History Museum’s Facing Freedom in America exhibition highlights some of the ways Americans have struggled over the true meaning of freedom.

The lessons in this unit will help students compare and contrast different methods of protest and understand protest as a part of American history.

In 1919, Illinois was among the first states to ratify the 19th Amendment. The Suffrage 2020 Illinois website, created by the Evanston Women’s History Project at the Evanston History Center provides resources, links, and curriculum.