Curriculum & Resources: Why Women's Stories Matter
"Why have women been underrepresented in literature and film? Are there 'boy stories' and 'girl stories,' or are there simply 'human stories'? What are we missing by not hearing women’s stories?" These are a few of the questions you and your students will explore when you use this lesson from The New York Times' The Learning Network.
Complete with handouts, discussion questions, and ideas for creative projects, this lesson will get your students thinking about why women's stories matter.
- Women's Knowledge: 3 Reasons We Won't Solve Climate Change Without It
When it comes to solving the climate crisis, the world can't afford to ignore women's voices.
- Why Is It So Hard to Find Films Where Women Actually Talk to Each Other? How Sweden’s Making It Easier
Four Stockholm cinemas are adopting a system that rates films on how deeply their female characters are developed—and how much they interact. It could radically change the way we see movies.
- Women Are Vets, Too: Meet the Organization that Acts Like It
At events known as "Stand Downs," which take place in more than 200 cities and towns across the United States, vets from all walks of life gather to support one another.
The above resources accompany the February 2014 Education Connections Newsletter
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