Women have played important roles in all of America's wars. However, World War I marked the first time women directly participated in the war effort on a wide scale. Their contributions helped win the war, and also helped them make major strides towards equality. The World War I Centennial Commission Education Department has published extensive lessons and resources to help you you to teach/learn about the contributions of American women in the war. Check them out on the WWI Centennial Commission website.
For more features on women in the military, visit Military.com's Women's History Month page.