Women's History Month with SAFARI Montage.....

By Dana Magenau on Wed, 3/10/2010 at 10:50 am
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Dana Magenau
Account Executive (AK, CA, HI, OR, WA), SAFARI Montage

Greetings HD Network Users:

I was thinking that SAFARI Montage would be a great way to incorportate lessons about Women in History this month.  After all, March is Women's History Month.  As I read the wikipedia definition I thought of all the great history and social studies lessons that could come from this topic.   I've listed a few examples of videos available on SAFARI Montage below:


Wild Women: Calamity Jane, Belle Starr, Annie Oakley
Pocahontas: Ambassador of the New World
Eleanor Roosevelt: A Restless Spirit
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B Anthony: Part 1
Not for Ourselves Alone: The Story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton & Susan B Anthony: Part 2
One Woman, One Vote
The Journey of Sacagawea
Harriet Tubman
Mary McLeod Bethune
Madam C.J. Walker
Susan B. Anthony
Emily Dickinson
Equality: A History of the Women’s Movement in America
Sandra Day O’Connor
Marian Anderson

9-12 CORE

Cleopatra: Destiny’s Queen
Joan of Arc: Virgin Warrior
Days That Shook the World Series 1: Queen Elizabeth II Coronation/The Death of Diana
People’s Century Baby Boomers - Half the People: Women Unite and Fight for Equality

Additional K-8 Schlessinger Media Content Package

Abigail Adams
Amelia Earhart
Clara Barton
Emily Dickinson
Helen Keller
Jane Addams
Wilma Rudolph
Joan Baez

Additional 9-12 Schlessinger Media Content Package

Margaret Thatcher


Below is an excerpt from Wikipedia explaining the origins of Women's History movement.  Good Luck!

In 1911 in Europe, March 8 was first celebrated as International Women's Day. In many European nations, as well as in the United States, women's rights was a political hot topic. Woman suffrage — winning the vote — was a priority of many women's organizations. Women (and men) wrote books on the contributions of women to history.

But with the economic depression of the 1930s which hit on both sides of the Atlantic, and then World War II, women's rights went out of fashion. In the 1950s and 1960s, after Betty Friedan pointed to the "problem that has no name" — the boredom and isolation of the middle-class housewife who often gave up intellectual and professional aspirations — the women's movement began to revive. With "women's liberation" in the 1960s, interest in women's issues and women's history blossomed.

By the 1970s, there was a growing sense by many women that "history" as taught in school — and especially in grade school and high school — was incomplete with attending to "her story" as well. In the United States, calls for inclusion of black Americans and Native Americans helped some women realize that women were invisible in most history courses.

And so in the 1970s many universities began to include the fields of women's history and the broader field of women's studies.

In 1978 in California, the Education Task Force of the Sonoma County Commission on the Status of Women began a "Women's History Week" celebration. The week was chosen to coincide with International Women's Day, March 8.

The response was positive. Schools began to host their own Women's History Week programs. The next year, leaders from the California group shared their project at a Women's History Institute at Sarah Lawrence College. Other participants not only determined to begin their own local Women's History Week projects, but agreed to support an effort to have Congress declare a national Women's History Week.