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Unladylike2020: Women History Makers

Unladylike2020: Women History Makers
March 22, 2022 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM EDT
1 hour
Attributes English-Language Learners (ELL), Gifted and Talented, Students with Disabilities


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National Women’s History Museum research has uncovered that patterns of omission and underrepresentation persist in history and social studies education. According to their 2017 “Where Are the Women?” report, out of 737 historical figures taught in K-12 classrooms in every state and Washington, D.C., only 178, or 24% were women, including several fictional characters such as Rosie the Riveter. 55% of the women appear only as part of a single state’s curriculum, while only 15 are taught in more than 10 states. The documentary series UNLADYLIKE2020 presents the stories of women history makers in an innovative and captivating way utilizing animation, fast-paced editing and contemporary music, dramatizing how women have been active agents in history. The timeless and highly entertaining profiles of 26 women who accomplished great things over 100 years ago and modern women who follow in their footsteps was distributed by PBS’s American Masters.

In this 1-hour webinar, UNLADYLIKE2020 Executive Producers Charlotte Mangin and Sandra Rattley introduce the series, talk about the benefit of the multimedia experience for learning, and screen a short film about Queen Lili’uokalani, the first and last sovereign queen of Hawai’i. Educational partner Kristina Kirtley, Senior Producer of Content and Youth Engagement in Kids' Media and Education at WNET, New York's public media station, will also discuss the supporting classroom resources that are aligned to history standards and available in English and Spanish. Learn more at:

Professional Credit

Available for one-hour of PD credit. A certificate of completion will be available for download at the end of your session that you can submit for your school's or district's approval.

Share My Lesson is now a New York State Education Department-approved provider for Continuing Teacher and Leader Education (CTLE) requirements and an Illinois State Board of Education (ISBE) approved Professional Development provider.


Sandra Rattley has been Executive Producer, Writer and Director of seminal historical documentary projects, including UNLADYLIKE2020, a one-hour special broadcast on PBS and series of 26 animated documentary shorts profiling diverse and little-known women who made U.S. history 100 years ago and contemporary women who follow in their footsteps; as well as two Peabody award-winning series, Wade in the Water on 200 years of African American sacred music produced with the Smithsonian Institution, and Making the Music, hosted by Wynton Marsalis. She was also Executive Producer of the Futuro Media/PBS series, America By the Numbers; the PBS Digital Studios series Read Awakening; and NBC’s Humanizing America. She is the former VP of Cultural Programming at NPR where she launched the weekly show, Wait, Wait, Don’t Tell Me. Rattley also serves as Creative Consultant for Black Public Media’s 360 Incubator and PitchBlack, a fellowship for African American media makers.

Kristina Kirtley is a senior producer in Kids’ Media and Education at The WNET Group, New York’s flagship PBS station. She creates education resources for PBS LearningMedia and manages outreach to support WNET productions like Mission US, American Masters, and Films BYkids. She also leads WNET’s Youth Collective, a youth media and engagement initiative that aims to amplify youth voice and provide a platform for young people to engage in the important work of building a more ethical world. Previously, Kristina worked for eight years as a project manager at International Cinema Education, an NGO at the United Nations that uses film to teach students about global issues, and she also taught high school English for five years in the Bronx as part of the New York City Teaching Fellows Program. Kristina holds a BA in English from Stanford University and MA in education from City College.

Charlotte Mangin is an award-winning documentary filmmaker and the creator, executive producer, director, and writer of UNLADYLIKE2020, an innovative animated documentary series about unsung women who changed America at the turn of the 20th century, honoring the centennial of women’s suffrage. She started her career on the production staff of National Geographic Television & Film, reporting from the jungles of the Amazon to the Himalayan Mountains. As a story producer for PBS’s international affairs series Wide Angle, she won an International Documentary Award for her film about women’s rights in Morocco. Mangin was nominated for 4 Emmy Awards for a 6-hour series commemorating Thirteen/WNET’s 50th anniversary in 2012. She was the Series Producer for America By the Numbers, a PBS series telling underreported stories about America’s changing demographics, and for Humanizing America, a digital shorts series for profiling the diversity of the American experience today. In 2016-2017 and in 2021-2022 she served as Interim Executive Director of the non-profit journalism organization Futuro Media.




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3 Reviews
Unlady Like 2020: Women History Makers
Important information. Great resources.
Kathryn Fairbanks
March 31, 2022
So happy I attended!
I am very happy that I attended this section. I learned a lot in the short amount of time and really with it was longer.
March 25, 2022
This is an exceptional resource. Definitely check it out!
March 24, 2022