National Outreach Initiative

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We offer a model for national change.

Gone are the days of “color-blind” and “gender-blind” classrooms. By ignoring the power dynamics of the past, classrooms perpetuate them. Students all over America deserve to learn about women. Not only does this campaign promote awareness of the lack of women’s voices in classrooms, it provides students and teachers with meaningful action steps they can take to work for change.

We spread awareness and offer support.

Through targeted emails and social media, Teach About Women contacts, supports, and advises educators around the nation as they

  1. Identify and enumerate the lack of women and gender-inclusive materials in their own state curricula.
  2. Propose specific changes and revisions.
  3. Petition decision-makers in their own states.

Do you want schools in your state to teach about women?

Bring the fight to your state. Get in touch for your free state-specific guide on gender and women in curriculum and how to contact decision-makers in your state.

*Thank you to the National Women’s History Museum for their statistics and exhaustive research! *

Alabama

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Number of times the k-12 curriculum explicitly or implicitly addresses the experience of women: 20 times (out of X items)

Number in a catch-all list: 5

Total women mentioned by named: 18 (compared with ….men)

Notable moments:

To view the complete set of Alabama social studies standards, visit http://alex.state.al.us/browseSS.php.

 

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