Did you know that out of 737 history makers taught in schools in every state, only 24%, or 178 are women? And only 15 women are taught in 10 states or more! Join an amazing line-up of thought leaders, historians and education specialists as we examine – why so few women are included in the curriculum – and how educators can expand U.S. history to be more inclusive and accessible.
The 2-hour event hosted by Errin Haines, editor-at-large of The 19th and streaming on American Masters YouTube Live will feature a keynote by renowned cultural historian, Martha S. Jones (author of Vanguard: How Black Women Broke Barriers, Won the Vote, and Insisted on Equality for All), and poetry and land acknowledgment by U.S. Poet Laureate Joy Harjo. A dynamic panel discussion and live chat Q&A will investigate factors that have limited women’s presence in textbooks, educational standards, and curriculum. PBS Digital Innovator All-Star high school teachers will also demonstrate lesson plans that include the historical accomplishments of women and are tailor-made for virtual, in-person, and hybrid learning, such as the Unladylike2020 collection on PBS LearningMedia.
The Where Are the Women? Summit promises to be thought-provoking, informative and inspiring. You don’t want to miss it! The summit is free and open to the public. Teachers that participate will receive a 2-hour professional development credit, and all participants get a free women’s history resource guide as a takeaway.
The Where Are the Women? Summit is presented by Unladylike2020 in partnership with PBS’s flagship biography series American Masters, WNET, National Women’s History Museum, National Council for the Social Studies, National Council for History Education, National Women’s Hall of Fame, and National Women’s History Alliance, with funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting and in collaboration with PBS LearningMedia.
This event will have closed captioning available.
Follow the conversation on social media: @unladylike2020 and @AmericanMasters
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