Gale Offers Free Resources in Celebration of Women’s History Month

FARMINGTON HILLS, Mich., February 19, 2008 – In recognition of Women’s History Month in March, Gale, part of Cengage Learning, is offering free resources on its Women’s History Month Web site accessible at http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/.  Free resources include biographies, quizzes, activities, timelines and more to complement classroom topics.

Quizzes
Take a quiz based on women throughout history and their achievements.

Activities
The site includes activities that can make Women’s History Month more meaningful.  Activities are arranged by topics, such as:
* Geography
* Music
* Health
* Religion
* History
* Science
* Journalism
* Social Science
* Law/Civil Rights
* Speech/Debate
* Literature
* Writing

Biographies
From Abigail Adams, Anne Frank and Joan of Arc to Pink, biographies of many influential women are included in the site’s biographies section (http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/bio/).  Each entry gives detailed information on some of the world’s most notable women, including their birth date and location, details on their personal life and career, and resources for further information.

Featured Titles
Visit http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/featured_titles/ for a list of Gale titles that will help students gain a deeper appreciation for Women’s History. 

Timeline
The timeline available at http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/timeline/ features milestones in women’s history from ancient times through the present, commemorating such events as the painting of the Mona Lisa, Catherine the Great becoming the ruler of Russia and the Atlantic flight of Amelia Earhart.

Links
Click on http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/links/ for links to Web pages created by and for women and girls including:
* National Organization for Women
* National Women’s Hall of Fame
* Girl Power
* National Women’s History Project
* Women.com

Women’s Rights on Trial
Women’s Rights on Trial contains 101 key trials of historical importance to American women since the settlement of the colonies. The editors used five criteria in selecting the trials that appear in the book: Does the case set a precedent? Is it representative of an historical period? Is it a judicial landmark? Does it offer an historical contrast to an earlier trial in the book? And finally, is it interesting? The following 12 trials from the book are presented at http://www.gale.com/free_resources/whm/trials/ in their entirety:
* Mary Dyer Trials: 1659 & 1660
* Griffith v. Griffith’s Executors: 1798
* Pennsylvania v. Addicks: 1813
* United States v. Susan B. Anthony: 1873
* The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire: 1911
* Roe v. Wade: 1973
* Weinberger v.Wiesenfeld: 1975
* Meritor Savings Bank v. Vinson: 1986
* In the Matter of Baby M: 1988
* The Tailhook Scandal: 1994
* Ireland v. Smith: 1995
* United States v. Virginia: 1996

For more information, contact Lindsay Brown at [email protected]

About Cengage Learning and Gale
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