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March 8, 2022

Resources for Women's History Month

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March is Women's History Month, so we've created a collection of activities and lessons to help your students learn about some incredible women! Follow the links below to preview the Decks and get your own copies.

PBS Newshour Classroom

Serena Williams holds a tennis ball

A look at Serena Williams' legacy as she nears retirement

Serena Williams took to the court at the U.S. Open to compete in what was the last Grand Slam of her legendary career. No one denies she’s changed the game, and many consider her the greatest tennis player of all time.

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A female baseball player

Decades after Title IX, young women face tough battles on and off the sports field

It’s been nearly 50 years since the passage of Title IX, the landmark civil rights law prohibiting sex-based discrimination at federally funded schools, including in athletic programs. But violations still exist, with schools often providing better opportunities and benefits for young men’s sports. Amna Nawaz takes a look at one San Diego-area high school team that fought to settle the score.

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A woman holds up an equal pay sign

U.S. women soccer players reach $24 million settlement in fight for equal pay

The U.S. women’s national soccer team has reached a $24 million equal-pay settlement with the U.S. Soccer Federation. The federation also committed to equalizing future pay for women. Julie Foudy — an ESPN analyst, retired two-time World Cup champion, and Olympic gold medalist — joins Stephanie Sy to discuss the momentous day for women’s soccer.

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Newsela Daily Decks

Ora Washington stands behind various sports trophies

Few remember tennis star Ora Washington

In the 1920s and 1930s, Ora Washington ruled Black women’s tennis and basketball.

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Megan Piphus Peace with a Sesame Street puppet

Meet Sesame Street’s first Black female puppeteer

Learn how Megan Piphus Peace’s role on “Sesame Street” opens the door for future performers.

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Nicole Aunapu Mann stands with her crew

First Indigenous woman to fly in space

Nicole Aunapu Mann will soon become the first Indigenous woman to fly to space.

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Ruby Bridges exits a school house

Desegregation trailblazer writes kids book

Ruby Bridges was one of the first Black students to attend an all-white elementary school in the South.

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First woman to command U.S. aircraft carrier

Navy Captain Amy Bauernschmidt has become the first woman to command a U.S. aircraft carrier.

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Alyssa Nakken fist bumps a player

Alyssa Nakken’s history-making on-field coaching moment

Alyssa Nakken became the first woman in MLB history to serve as an on-field coach in a regular season game.

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Toni Breidinger

NASCAR’s first Arab American female driver

Toni Breidinger became the first Arab American female race car driver to join the NASCAR family.

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 Ketanji Brown Jackson is sworn in

Jackson confirmed as first Black female U.S. Supreme Court justice

The Senate confirmed Ketanji Brown Jackson to the U.S. Supreme Court on April 7.

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