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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.

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Biden reportedly chooses Ketanji Brown Jackson for Supreme Court nomination

On Friday, February 25, 2022, news reports suggested that President Biden had chosen federal judge Ketanji Brown Jackson to fill the seat of retiring Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer.

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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.

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Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s legacy on the Supreme Court

Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg died at the age of 87 of complications from metastatic pancreatic cancer. She was known for her defense of women’s rights and rights of minorities through her many years as a civil rights lawyer before taking a position on the Supreme Court in 1993.

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Misty Copeland’s children’s book works to eliminate stereotypes about ballet

Misty Copeland, a well-known American ballet dancer, recently published the children’s book “Bunheads,” about a young girl’s first ballet class. She based characters off of friends and mentors who have encouraged her talent over the years.

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Discuss 22-year-old Amanda Gorman’s inaugural poem “The Hill We Climb”

In this lesson, students examine the poetry of Amanda Gorman, who was chosen to read her poem “The Hill We Climb” at President Joe Biden’s inauguration on Jan. 20, 2021. Gorman’s poem complemented Biden’s inaugural address and was written to reflect on “the history that we stand on, and the future that we stand for.”

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What made Cicely Tyson a pioneering icon

Cicely Tyson (1924–2021) was an actress “notable for powerful performances and a refusal to accept roles that demeaned Black people,” said NewsHour’s Jeffrey Brown. She started acting in the 1960s, starring in films throughout her career such as “The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman” and “Roots,” and died at the age of 96 on January 28, 2021.

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Regina King’s directorial debut examines meeting of civil rights voices

In her directorial debut, renowned actor Regina King’s new film One Night in Miami explores a 1960s gathering of four famous friends. The film depicts vulnerable conversations in which the group reflects on struggles as Black men in in the spotlight during the Civil Rights era in America.

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What does Kamala Harris as vice president mean to many?

On December 3, 2019, California Senator Kamala Harris dropped out of the presidential race, citing a lack of funds. On January 20, 2021, she broke barriers by becoming the first woman, first Black American and first South-Asian American Vice President.

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