[Surfnetkids: 07 Mar 2012] History of Women’s Rights

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#1. March 07, 2012

Barbara J. Feldman
Dear Reader,

I had a wonderful trip to Savannah, Georgia last week. Two highlights were dinner at The Olde Pink House and the warmth of southern hospitality. I actually heard two different women (both in customer service) call a customer “Honey Bunny.” I loved it!

So, my little Honey Bunny, coming up this week on the Surfnetkids Calendar is:

Harriet Tubman Day
Mar 10, 2012


Johnny Appleseed Day
Mar 11, 2012

See ya on the Net,
Barbara J. Feldman
"Surfing the Net with Kids"

#2. History of Women’s Rights

by Barbara J. Feldman

History of Women’s Rights Printable (** for premium members only)

Although it is easy to take women’s modern day rights for granted, women have not always had the right to vote and own property. In fact, in some countries, women are still considered to be their husband’s property, and have very few rights on their own. This week’s roundup of sites explores the history of women’s rights, the progress women have made, and the advantages society gets from their contributions.

About.com: International Woman Suffrage Timeline
“When did various nations give all women the right to vote? Many gave it in steps — some locales gave the vote for local elections first, or some racial or ethnic groups were excluded until later.” Find out exactly when women first began receiving suffrage (the right to vote) and stand for political office by browsing through this timeline. Links to other timelines include a state-by-state timeline and a US women’s suffrage events timeline.

History.com: The Fight for Women’s Suffrage
Did you know that black men received the right to vote in US elections back in 1870, but that women did not receive that right until 50 years later? Women in the US have not even been able to vote for 100 years, but they have been fighting for this right for much longer than that. This detailed history is augmented with photo galleries and videos about the women behind the suffrage movement and the women who currently benefit from it by becoming leaders in politics.

National Women’s History Project: Resource Center
“The National Women’s History Project, founded in 1980, is a non-profit educational organization committed to recognizing and celebrating the diverse and significant historical accomplishments of women.” Click on the Biography Center link in the left-hand menu for a comprehensive list of major figures in the women’s rights movement with short summaries of their contributions. The Teacher’s Lounge link offers creative ideas for teaching about women’s rights in the classroom.

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Women’s Suffrage Printable

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#5. Surfing the Calendar

U.S. Patent Issued for Alexander Graham Bell’s Telephone
Mar 7, 1876

Barbie Doll Debuts
Mar 9, 1959

US Paper Money Issued
Mar 10, 1862

Harriet Tubman Day (the Anniversary of Her Death in 1913)
Mar 10, 2012

Death of John Chapman, celebrated as Johnny Appleseed Day
Mar 11, 1845

First Flu Case in the Influenza Epidemic of 1918 Reported at Fort Riley, KS
Mar 11, 1918

Daylight Saving Time Begins
Mar 11, 2012

Sir William Herschel Discovers Uranus
Mar 13, 1781

Deaf History Month Begins
Mar 13, 2012

Albert Einstein’s Birthday
Mar 14, 1879

Pi Day
Mar 14, 2012

International Ask a Question Day
Mar 14, 2012

#6. Quote of the Week

“When in doubt, just take the next small step.” ~~ Regina Brett ~~ (b. 1949) columnist in The Plain Dealer, Cleveland, Ohio. Click here for more determination quotes.

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