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.
What does freedom mean? To whom should freedom be extended? How are denied rights gained?
Based on the central idea that the history of the United States has been shaped by conflicts over what it means to be free, Facing Freedom in America uses images, artifacts, and multimedia elements to explore familiar and not-so-familiar stories from the nation’s past.
Experience four ways Americans have defined freedom for themselves: defending it through armed conflict, struggling with it in respect to race and citizenship, speaking out for it by public protest, and uniting for it on workers’ rights. Explore eight stories within these themes and create your own freedom collection.