National Women’s History Project
As recently as the 1970’s, women’s history was virtually an unknown topic in the K-12 curriculum or in general public consciousness. Why women’s history? Women’s history takes a bold new look at all that has gone before and tells the story of our shared past from a very different perspective. It does not rewrite history, but it does make very different judgments about what is important to be remembered and who the significant players were. Recognizing the achievements of women in all facets of life – science, community, government, literature, art, sports, medicine – has a huge impact on the development of self-respect and new opportunities for girls and young women.
If you are a teacher, parent, or natural-born leader and want to promote women’s history this month, look no further than The National Women’s History Project (NWHP) for ideas. The NWHP is a non-profit educational organization committed to recognizing and celebrating the diverse and significant historical accomplishments of women by providing information and educational materials and programs. A visit to their site immediately orients you to organizing guides, curriculum units, posters and display sets, videos, and a range of delightful celebration supplies. Obtain quick suggestions for promoting women’s history month, brochures, as well as a National Women’s History Month press kit. And because women’s history is for all ages, so you’ll also find a student center, parent’s corner and teacher’s lounge. Visit today and test your knowledge of women’s history!