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Women in Sports

These sites provide information about women in sports. Learn about the changing roles of women in American sports history, Title IX, and some of greatest female athletes. Includes a timeline, lesson plan, and photos. There is also information on Mia Hamm, Jackie Joyner-Kersee, Billie Jean King, and Martina Navratilova. Includes a link to eThemes Resource on Women’s History Month.


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Read the "Understanding Title IX and Athletics 101" article to learn about effects of Title IX on women athletics. NOTE: This site includes ads.
Here is a timeline of the history of women in sports from the past to 2008.
This page lists women who redefined a women's place in sports from 1955 - 1994. Click "Note the Quote" to match famous words of wisdom with the women who spoke them. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
In this lesson plan student explore how women's involvement in sports has changed over the past 50 years as well as the health benefits of being physically active. Include discussion questions, suggested reading, and vocabulary. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This website is devoted to the Title IX and sports. Find more information about the current issues, who's involved, resources, and more.
This page provides information about male and female athletes who have inspired people or strived for greatness in their career. NOTE: This site has links to external websites.
This site provides a list of well-known women in various categories of sports. NOTE: This site includes banner ads.
This is an official website of Mia Hamm. Learn more about her life, careers, mission, and awards received.
This page provides profiles information and career highlights of Jackie Joyner-Kersee. NOTE: This site includes ads.
This is an official site of Billie Jean King, a famous tennis champion and a person who has brought changes for women sports. Learn about her career and achievements.
Learn about life and achievement of U.S. Tennis champion and lean about what she is doing after her retirement.
Choose from a drop down list to read biographies of the century's greatest sportswomen.
Learn more about Women's History Month (March) and International Women's Day (March 8). There are many biographies of famous women who excelled in a variety of fields. Includes quizzes, crossword puzzles, timelines, and suggested classroom activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on a variety of famous women.

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