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University of California, Davis
K-12 Teachers' Continuing Education: Gender and Global Issues in the Classroom
Bibliography for Primary Sources, Lesson Plans, and Supplementary Reading
UC Davis Guide to Internet Resources in
UC Davis Guide to History Internet Sources
Gateway to Education Materials
Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Education, this search engine generates lesson plans and activities.
H-Net: H-High S Discussion Network
Part of the much larger H-Net network, this site facilitates discussion of curriculum, instructional strategies, and educational resources, with emphasis on history and social studies.
Literacy in the History Classroom: Primary
Sources on the Web
Constructed at UC-Irvine, this list includes sources for finding and evaluating primary source documents, timelines, etc. online. Focus is most often on U.S., but there are also some of relevance to worldwide histories and issues.
Librarian's Index to the Internet
Internet resources on numerous subjects selected by librarians.
WSSLinks: Women, Girls, and
Guide to many useful links on curriculum formation, pedagogy, and more.
WSSLinks: Women’s History
Links covering all periods of history, with U.S. and international topics.
Women in World History Curriculum
Covers basic biographies, curriculum, and interactive lessons. Includes information on global women's suffrage.
Media Awareness Network: For
Canadian non-profit site featuring lesson plans and class activities for different ages on topics related to media literacy.
On-line Archival Collections: Sallie Bingham
Center for Women's History and Culture
From Duke University, these pages provide full-text content on the Women's Liberation Movement, African-American Women (primarily from the 19th Century), and Civil War Women. A good source for primary documents like letters and diaries.
Womens Studies Core Books Database
Geared toward higher education and teachers, this database generates a list of recommended books on a variety of interdisciplinary topics.
Center for Women and Information Technology:
While the focus is largely on higher education, this site can assist teachers with creative curricular development on topics and issues related to technology.
Subject Listing of Women and Gender
From the U. of Wisconsin Women’s Studies Office, this extensive site offers links on a variety of topics. The “Statistical Resources” page is useful for finding free stats online that cover gender issues.
World History Matters
Useful guide with digital teaching resources. Use the “Advanced Search” to limit by gender, environment, and more.
Yale-New Haven Teachers Institute: Curriculum
Complete lesson plans in U.S. and World cultural topics.
Emma Goldman Papers: A Curriculum for Middle and
High School Students
Curriculum that uses Goldman's papers as a point of study on topics like Women's Rights, Immigration, and Freedom of Expression.
Jewish Women's Archives: Primary Sources and
Uses digital primary source documents in lesson plans, including sample discussion questions. Search by time period, type of document, or topic.
CWLU Historical Archive
Online collection from Chicago Women's Liberation Union (CWLU) Herstory Project, including Second Wave texts and pamphlets.
LANIC: Primary & Secondary
Designed as a guide to Latin American resources online, this section of the site is specifically for teachers and students. Includes lesson plans and sites for individual countries. There is also a “Resources for Children” link.
American Women’s History: A Research
Guide covering both print and digital works on an array of topics, including immigrant women, suffrage, and the Persian Gulf War.
Chronology of Worldwide Women’s
Adapted by the International Museum of Women, this simple list provides the dates that women in different countries were granted the right to vote.
Gender and Environment: Links
International sites to topics on masculinity, human rights, and specific environmental areas of concern.
Agents of Social Change: Lesson
Designed around the Sophia Smith Collection at Smith College, this site brings together documents and lesson plans for junior high and high school teachers. The emphasis is on women social reformers from the 1930s-1980s.
Women’s Human Rights.net
Articles and analysis of women’s human rights and global issues. Most articles also have a webliography. This source may also be useful to students as an example to evaluate documentation in web sources.
Women’s Rights: Links to Related
Sites recommended by Human Rights Watch for global information on women.
Feminist Academic Press Column
Book and video reviews for academic press materials, with readership level information included. This is best for adult and college readers, but some materials may work with high school curriculum.
Women’s Human Rights
From U. of Toronto, this site is good for finding documentation of women’s human rights from a legal standpoint. Has numerous links to Human Rights Watch reports.
Teaching for Change: Links for
Links to a variety of resources for educators from the social justice organization. Includes Environmental Studies and Gender as topics (click on “Links” to get to this part of the page).
Designed for high school and college teachers of U.S. history, including sample syllabi.
The Food Timeline
Includes origins of foods, historic recipes, extensive teaching resources and web links.
Immigration: The Changing Face of
From the Library of Congress, this site includes interviews and photographs, as well as sample lesson plans and activities.
The Learning Page
Another Library of Congress site, this page was designed for teachers interested in using the American Memory digital collections. Includes advice on using primary documents for assignments and more.
Includes sample lesson plans and activities in social studies and other topics. Gender is not a pre-defined topic in the search engine, but several of the lessons incorporate women/gender issues.
Annotated list of internet resources on women in Africa.
From the U.S. Census Bureau, this site allows researchers to look at data sets from a range of categories, including gender and income. Also includes document “United States in International Context.”
A large data source that allows graphic comparison of different countries. Environment, labor, and democracy are all categories for exploration.
Earthtrends: The Environmental Information
Online collection of information regarding environmental, social, and economic trends. This includes info on civil and political liberties, politics, and literacy.
Future State: U.S. Department of State Youth
Offers section for parents and educators, including lesson plans and sections on international issues. The international topics pages are heavily influenced by the current administration.
Internet Modern History Sourcebook
Includes section on global women’s history, with assortment of full text documents
United Nations: Economic and Social
Central documents on women, human rights, and the environment from the United Nations.
UNIFEM: United Nations Development Fund for
Information on human rights, economic security, and more. This site is closely allied with specific organizational principles and goals.
World Health Organization
Search for information on women’s health in the context of AIDS and globalization. You can also browse by country.
Global Children’s Art
Includes submissions from children, each labeled with country of origin. There are many different representations of women and gender roles here, but unfortunately there is no way to search by topic.
Amelia Bloomer Project
Bibliography compiled yearly by the ACRL Feminist Task Force, recognizing children's books that depict "strong, self-actualizing girls and women."
Page dedicated to women's international news, including information on advocacy groups and human rights violations.
Electronic Databases via UC Davis Library
(These subscription databases are available for use ONLY at UC Davis IP addresses, including the library.)
Women & Gender Studies
Expanded Academic ASAP (general interdisciplinary
Economist Intelligence Unit (EIU)
Analysis and forecasts of the political, economic and business environment in more than 180 countries.
Books located in HSSGIS Reference are on the 2nd floor of Shields Library. All other books are in general collection.
Almanac of Women and Minorities in World
(2000). HSSGIS Ref HQ1236 .M347 2000
Atlas of Women.
(2003). HSSGIS Ref G1046.E1 S4 2003b
Chronology of Women Worldwide.
(1997). HSSGIS Ref HQ1121 .C617 1997
Colonialism: An International Social, Cultural,
and Political Encyclopedia.
(2003). HSSGIS Ref HV22 .C59 2003
A Companion to Gender History.
(2004). Shields Library HQ1075 .C655 2004
Elgar Companion to Feminist
(1999). HQ1381 .E44 1999 [includes entries on globalization, GDP, Imperialism, Environmental Economics]
Encyclopaedia of Women as Human Resource in 21st
Century and Beyond.
(India 2001). Shields Library, HQ1240.5.I5E665 2001 [v.4 on Women & Globalization]
Encyclopedia of Children and Childhood in History
(2004). HSSGIS Ref HQ767.84.E53 2004 [includes entries on globalization and girlhood]
Encyclopedia of Democracy.
(1995). HSSGIS Ref JC423.E53 1995 [entries on globalization and “women and democracy”]
Encyclopedia of Democratic
(2001). HSSGIS Ref JC423.E54 2001. [includes entry on “gendering democracy”]
Encyclopedia of Food and Culture.
(2003). HSSGIS Ref GT2850.E53 2003 [includes entry on “women and food”]
Encyclopedia of Women and Gender.
(2001). HSSGIS Ref HQ1115.E43 2001
Encyclopedia of Women Biography: India, Pakistan,
(India 2001). HSSGIS Ref CT3720.E63
Encyclopedia of Women Social
(2001). HSSGIS Ref HQ1236.R29 2001
Encyclopedia of Women’s Travel and
(2001). HSSGIS Ref G465.N47 2001
Gender and Development (by Janet Henshall Momsen).
(2004). Shields Library HQ1240.5.D44 M657 2004
Greenwood Encyclopedia of Women's Issues Worldwide
(2003). HSSGIS Ref HQ1115.G74 2003
Handbook for Achieving Sex Equity Through
(1985, currently being revised). Shields Library, LC213.2.H36 1985
International Encyclopedia of Human
(2000). HSSGIS Ref JC571.M3243 2000
International Encyclopedia of Marriage and
(2003). HSSGIS Ref HQ9.E52 2003
Notable Twentieth-Century Latin American Women: A
(2001). HSSGIS Ref CT3290.N68 2001
Reader’s Guide to Women’s
(1998). HSSGIS Ref HQ1180.R4 1998
Routledge Historical Atlas of Women in
(2000). HSSGIS Ref HQ1410.P68 2000
Routledge International Encyclopedia of
(2000). HSSGIS Ref HQ1115.R69 2000
Women in Global Migration,
(2001). HSSGIS Ref JV6347.H62 2001
(2002). HSSGIS Ref HQ1101.W756
World Encyclopedia of Political Systems and
(1999). HSS Ref JF2011.W67 1999
Anthologies & Other Works
Coming Into Her Own: Educational Success in Girls
Davis, Sara N., et. al. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass, 1999. Shields Library, LC1503.C65 1999
Disciplines on the Line: Feminist Research on
Spanish, Latin American, and U.S. Latina
Newark: Juan de la Cuesta, 2003. Shields Library, HQ1075.I53 2003
Feminist Approaches to Theory and Methodology: An
New York: Oxford UP, 1999. Shields Library, HQ1180.F43 1999
Feminist Research in Theory and
Letherby, Gayle. Buckingham: Open U, 2003. Shields Library, HQ1180.L47 2003
Gender Studies: Terms and Debates.
Cranny-Francis, Anne, et al. New York: Palgrave, 2003. Shields Library, HQ1180.C73 2003.
Gender, Identity and Place: Understanding
McDowell, Linda. Cambridge: Polity Press, 1999. Shields Library, HQ1190.M375 1999b
Getting Started: Planning Curriculum
Hedges, Elaine. Baltimore: National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women, 1997. Shields Library, LB2806.15.H44 1997
Global Gender Issues
Peterson, V. Spike. Boulder: Westview Press, 1999. Shields Library, HQ1236.P45 1999
Human Rights and Gender Politics: Asia-Pacific
London: Routledge, 2000. Shields Library, JC599.A78H825 2000
Identity and Diversity: Gender and the Experience
of Education: a Reader.
Clevedon: Multilingual Matters, 1995. Shields Library LC212.9.I34 1995
Internet Sources on Women: Using Electronic Media
in Curriculum Transformation.
Korenman, Joan Smolin. Baltimore: National Center for Curriculum Transformation Resources on Women, 1997. Shields Library, HQ1180.K67 1997
Intricate Weave: Women Write About Girls and
Ed. Marlene Miller. Laguna Beach: Iris Editions, 1997. Shields Library, PN6071.G53I58 1997
Introducing Women’s Studies: Feminist
Theory and Practice.
Basingstoke: Macmillan, 1997. Shields Library, HQ1154.I67 1997b
Introduction to Women’s Studies: Gender in
a Transnational World.
Inderpal Grewal and Caren Kaplan. Boston: McGraw-Hill, 2002. Shields Library, HQ1180.G74 2002
Is Academic Feminism Dead? Theory in
New York: New York UP, 2000. Shields Library, HQ1190.I76 2000
Masculinity Studies Reader.
Ed. Rachel Adams and David Savran. Malden: Blackwell, 2002. Shields Library, HQ1088.M377 2002
Pedagogy and Resistance: Teaching the Histories
of U.S. Women of Color.
Flores-Munoz, Shirley. Shields Library, HQ1181.U5F65 1997
Politics of Women’s Studies: Testimony from
Thirty Founding Mothers.
Howe, Florence. Feminist Press at the City University of New York: 2000. Shields Library, HQ1181.U5 P65 2000.
Privilege: A Reader.
Boulder: Westview Press, 2003. Shields Library, HN90.S6 P75 2003
Reproducing Gender? Essays on Educational Theory and Feminist Politics.
Arnot, Madeleine. London: Routledge, 2002. Shields Library, LC212.9.A76 2002
The Social Studies Curriculum: Purposes, Problems, and Possibilities.
Edited by E. Wayne Ross. Albany: SUNY, 2001. Shields Library, LB1584.S6373 2001
Talking Gender: Public Images, Personal Journeys,
and Political Critiques.
Chapel Hill: U of North Carolina P, 1996. Shields Library, HQ1180.T35 1996
Transforming the Disciplines: A Women’s
New York: Haworth P, 2001.
Who’s Afraid of Women’s Studies?
Feminisms in Everyday Life.
Rogers, Mary F., and C.D. Garrett. Walnut Creek: AltaMira P, 2002. Shields Library, HQ1180.R64 2002
Women and Social Movements in Latin America:
Power from Below.
Stephen, Lynn. Austin: U of Texas P, 1997. Shields Library, HQ1240.5.L29S74 1997
Women and the Environment: A Reader: Crisis and
Development in the Third World.
New York: Monthly Review Press, 1991. Shields Library, HQ1240.5.D44.W64 1991
Women, Gender, and Human Rights: A Global
Ed. Marjorie Agosin. New Brunswick: Rutgers UP, 2001. Shields Library, HQ1236.W5852 2001
Women: Images and Realities: A Multicultural
Mountain View: Mayfield, 1995. Shields Library, HQ1421.W653 1995
Women’s Realities, Women’s Choices:
An Introduction to Women’s Studies.
New York: Oxford UP, 1995. Shields Library, HQ1181.U5 1995
Women’s Studies in Transition: The Pursuit
Ed. Kate Conway-Turner. U of Delaware P, 1998. Shields Library, HQ1180.W679 1998
Women’s Studies on Its Own: A Next Wave
Reader in Institutional Change.
Ed. Robyn Wiegman. Durham: Duke UP, 2002. Shields Library, HQ1180.W6876 2002
Women’s Studies: An Interdisciplinary
Ed. Roberta Rosenberg. New York: Peter Lang, 2001. Shields Library, HQ1180.W6754 2001