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: https://sharemylesson.com/partner/unladylike2020