Women’s History Resources to Teach & Inspire

PBS LearningMedia resources for Women’s History Month help teach and inspire students of all ages about the long journey that diverse women have taken towards a more just world with equal rights for all.

The video clip and support materials for Helen Keller | Xavier Riddle and the Secret Museum allows (K-2) students to watch characters travel back in time to meet Helen Keller, the author, advocate and human rights pioneer who was deaf and blind since childhood.

In the Becoming Helen Keller Collection from the PBS program American Masters, 9-12th grade students can discover the complex life and legacy of Keller, who used her celebrity and wit to advocate for social justice, particularly for women, workers, people with disabilities, and people living in poverty.

Zitkála-Šá | Unladylike2020 teaches students in grades 6-12 learn about Zitkála-Šá, a Yankton Sioux author, composer, and indigenous rights activist.  Taken from her community at age 8 to attend a boarding school as part of the assimilationist policy of the U.S. government to educate Native American youth under the motto “Kill the Indian to save the man,” she used her education to advocate for American Indian rights.

For more resources like these, search “Women’s History” at PBS LearningMedia!

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