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Women's History Month

About Women's History Month:

Women’s History Month had its origins as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which authorized and requested the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982 as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987 after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed additional resolutions requesting and authorizing the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields.(Source: https://womenshistorymonth.gov/about) 

LIBRARY OF CONGRESS Teacher's WHM Resources  Scroll down the link for a vast resource page of many topics from the sciences and women coders to artists and politicians:  https://www.womenshistorymonth.gov/for-teachers/

EDUTOPIA Includes lesson plans for many gender activities for social intelligence such as The Hunger Games Gender Empowerment and He Said/She Said: Analyzing Gender Roles Through Dialogue as well as more traditional lesson plans: https://www.edutopia.org/blog/womens-history-month-lesson-plans-matt-davis

HMHCO Resources for Elementary and Middle School includes podcasts and integrated topics such as Caption It! writing integration, Get the Message!(Editorial Cartoon Analysis), Lights Camera Action! (Research and Art) and many others:  https://www.hmhco.com/blog/womens-history-month-activities-lesson-plans-for-students

The Story Exchange Shares videos, articles and podcasts that capture the entrepreneurial experience of women-owned businesses, highlighting the obstacles as well as the accomplishments. https://thestoryexchange.org/entrepreneur-stories/

PBS Includes short videos such as Women In Chemistry: Heroes of the Periodic Table (4:59) to longer videos such as BLACK NOUVEAU the profile of US Major General Marcia Anderson (27:45) https://www.pbs.org/search/?q=women+history

 

 

 

 

History, Government, and Social Studies
Program Consultant

Marcia Fiorentino
(785) 296-3892
mfiorentino@ksde.org  

Deputy Commissioner
Division of Learning Services
Brad Neuenswander
(785) 296-2303
bneuenswander@ksde.org

Director
Career, Standards and Assessment

Scott Smith
(785) 296-3142
sesmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Career and Technical Education

Stacy Smith
(785) 296-0979
slsmith@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Curricular Standards
David Fernkopf
(785) 296-8447
dfernkopf@ksde.org

Assistant Director
Assessment
Beth Fultz
(785) 296-2325
bfultz@ksde.org

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