Women's Issues

March 6, 2018
  Lessons on Women's History & Activism   Intersectionality: What Is It? How Can It Help Us? Students learn about the term "intersectionality," and consider what role it played in the 2017 and…
January 22, 2017
Introduction   Several historic events have happened over the past several days: On Friday, January 20, 2017, Donald Trump was sworn in as the U.S.’s 45th president.  One day later, hundreds of…
July 4, 2016
To The Teacher: Hillary Clinton stands on the brink of becoming the country's first female president. If Clinton secures the Democratic Party nomination and wins the general election, her victory…
March 12, 2015
 Show students the picture below. You might ask if anyone wants to hazard a guess about what this woman’s job is.  What is she doing?   This woman is investigating a deadly fire.  Her name is Frances…
October 10, 2014
To the teacher This lesson, posted in October 2012, focuses on the story of Malala Yousafzai, a Pakistani girl whose public stance in favor of the education of girls made her the target of a Taliban…
March 12, 2014
Objectives Students will: Learn about Women's History Month and International Women's Day Name people who have had an impact on them personally, on their communities and on the country Name the…
September 20, 2012
  Introduction for the Teacher Ann Romney hasn't worked a day in her life. Conservative radio host declares Georgetown law student "a slut" for arguing that birth control should be covered by her…
June 16, 2011
To the Teacher:   In recent weeks public debate has intensified about an important question: Is it time for the United States to withdraw its troops from Afghanistan?   For some, the killing of…
December 15, 2010
By Alan Shapiro   To the Teacher:   The war is in its tenth year, but Afghanistan seems to be a country Americans don't want to hear or think about — or so it seems given the absence of…