Research by the National Women’s History Museum shows that out of 737 historical figures taught in K-12 curriculum standards in every state, only 178, or 24%, are women, including several fictional characters such as Rosie the Riveter. 98 of the women appear in only 1 state standard; only 15 are taught in more than 10 states.
To address why women are vastly underrepresented in U.S. history and social studies classrooms, and provide teachers and parents access to the educational support they need to reverse this trend, UNLADYLIKE2020 is convening a 2-hour Where Are the Women? Summit, streaming live on the American Masters YouTube channel on Saturday February 13, 2021, from 1pm-3pm EST, 12pm-2pm CST, 11am-1pm MST, and 10am-12pm PST. Follow on social: @unladylike2020 #WhereAreTheWomenSummit
Please RSVP here: bit.ly/WATWSummit
Teachers will receive a 2-hour professional development credit for their attendance, and all participants will get a free women’s history resource guide as a takeaway.