Teacher Resources Coming Soon.

The Hankey Center staff is currently preparing supplemental High School Social Studies lesson plans using primary sources pertaining to women’s history during the period between 1874 and 1974. These lesson plans are designed to provide opportunities for students to practice critical reading and thinking skills and increase their knowledge of women’s history.

Research Focus

  • The history of women’s education in terms of access, curriculum, pedagogy, fields of study, and purpose; how women’s education has evolved over time.
  • Women’s leadership, women’s role in the workforce, work/life balance, women’s role in religion and social justice movements, and women’s roles in various fields such as education, government, medicine, religion, business, science, and law.
  • The role and influence of Wilson women compared with national trends across time and space, with emphasis on the era of the operation of the college.
  • Contemporary women’s issues including feminism, women’s studies, cultural, educational, and political topics.
  • Digital technologies for creating and sharing new scholarship on women’s history, education and culture.

Education and Curriculum

Curriculum for students

  • History of the college
  • Incorporating alumnae narratives into women’s studies, history and sociology coursework
  • Use of new technology for analyzing historical data and presenting digital exhibits

Curriculum for educators

  • Use of new technology for analyzing historical data and presenting digital exhibits
  • Women’s history curriculum using primary documents
  • Encouraging girls in math and science

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