Teacher Guide

Student Guide

"Women's history is the primary tool for women's emancipation."
-Gerda Lerner, Ph.D., History


Nominate Women for Commemorative U.S. Stamps

"Women Putting Our Stamp on America" is the 1999 theme for National Women's History Month.  Which notable American women would you like to see honored on a commemorative postage stamp? The Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee will consider your nominations if you make a strong argument for their historic importance.

These criteria guide the committee in choosing new subjects:

Each nomination should include the woman's full name, birth and death dates, and a thoughtful argument for her importance in America's history.

Send all nominations to:

Citizen's Stamp Advisory Committee
c/o Stamp Management
U.S. Postal Service
475 L'Enfant Plaza, SW, Room 4474 #B
Washington, DC 20260-6756 

Classroom Activities

Have each student report back to the class as a whole, choosing from one of these options:

The results of this creative work can be shared through hallway displays, or by costumed "time travelers" making scheduled appearances in other classrooms or at a school-wide assembly.

-- Created by the National Women's History Project, 1998.
-- Edited and used with permission by Connie Hendrix, 1999