Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide

Independent Television Service (ITVS) Community Classroom is a film and curriculum resource series that brings to life some of today’s most vital social issues, pairing film modules from award-winning documentaries with standards-based lesson plans.  To celebrate Women’s History Month by focusing on women and girls around the world, PBS LearningMedia offers a Women and Girls Lead curriculum collection inspired by the landmark PBS mini-series, Half the Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide.  Here’s a trailer for the mini-series.

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Women’s History Month: PBS LearningMedia Digital Resources

Celebrate Women’s History Month by teaching students about the bold and adventuresome women that have helped to expand the role and perception of women throughout history with PBS LearningMedia resources such as:

Single Women Homesteaders
Grades 3-7 | Video | Trailblazers
Use this resource with students to highlight the role that single women played in the settlement of the Dakota Territory following the 1862 Homesteading Act.

Women’s History
Grades 4-13+ | Video | Icons and Symbols
Introduce students to the fascinating history behind women in the visual arts by investigating symbols from the Suffragist Movement.

Ella Es El Matador: The Struggle for Equal Opportunities for Women
Grades 6-12 | Video | Equality of Women
Invite students to consider the historic and modern-day barriers that impact women. Use this collection of videos to illustrate the story of two women in search of success in the male-dominated world of Spanish bullfighting.

19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution
Grades 6-13+ | Document | Women’s History
Use this primary source document to support lessons on the 19th Amendment and women’s voting rights.

Grades 9-12 | Video | Women’s Rights Activists
Encourage students to consider the role that women play in the peace building process around the world

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