Teach About Women Campaign

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Did you know most high school history textbooks mention women on fewer than 9% of their pages?

Let's change that.
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Our mission is to change the stories we tell about women, gender, and power in classrooms and beyond.

Our plan:
We harness the passion of educators and supporters to fight to
Change Policy: Rewrite educational policy and learning standards to include rich and intersectional material on women and gender
Change Classrooms: Give Teachers the tools and skills they need to teach about women and the complex history of gender roles through a free online database of classroom resources and educator workshops
Change the World: Build a mentorship network to connect young women and girls with mentors of all genders who can help them thrive and succeed beyond school in their personal and professional lives

Your donation goes to:
1) Build and maintain our free database of educator resources.
2) Raise awareness and build support for our online petition.
3) Grow partnerships with museums and educational institutions to create workshops for educators.
4) Gather talented and experienced educators to re-write curriculum and state standards to include rich, diverse and intersectional material on women and gender. 

What is the problem?  History classes around the country lack women's voices and discussions about feminism and gender roles. New York State's Social Studies Curriculum is a telling example. 

As of the 2017/2018 school year, there are a total of 10 references to women and gender in all four years of New York State’s High School Social Studies Curriculum. Here are all the references to women for the entire four years:

1) Once in the 9th Grade Global History Sequence (“Shifting roles of men and women” in the Neolithic Revolution)

2) Twice in 10th Grade Global History Sequence (part of lists during the study of the Enlightenment and, later, imperialism)

3) Seven times in the 11th Grade US History sequence (Role in Revolutionary War, Early 19th C, Reconstruction, World War I, the 1920’s, World War II, and finally the Second Wave Feminist movement). But, as of 2017, only 1% of the questions on the US History Regents Examination address women at all.

4) Zero times in the 12 Grade courses on Participation in Government and Civics and Economics, the Enterprise System, and Finance

New York State is not the only place whose curriculum largely ignores the accomplishments, contributions and realities of women. The NYS high school curriculum is a telling example of how decision-makers push women to the margins instead of embracing their centrality in history. Let's change that! 

Can't give? No problem! Support us in other ways: 
1) Sign and share our petition with our hashtag: #teachaboutwomen
2) Spread the word to teachers about our free online database of gender-inclusive materials and classroom practices. 
3) Sign up for our newsletter to follow our progress.
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