March is Women’s History Month, and Vermont PBS has some excellent resources for teachers and their students at all grade levels – resources related to Women’s history and much more.
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Below you’ll find a sampling of resources – kindergarten through grade 12 – related to Women’s History Month and available at
Vermont PBS Learning Media.
Women’s History Month – All About the Holidays – 1 1/2 min.
In this interview, civil-rights leader Diane Nash recalls her role in the 1960 Nashville sit-ins, the 1961 Freedom Rides and the 1965 voting rights campaign in Selma, Alabama. As one of the founders of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC), Nash
mobilized her fellow college students to confront segregation and discrimination with nonviolent direct action.
Women’s Movement Collection of resources
Diane Nash and the Sit-Ins, 5 min.
Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock – 15 minute
During the 1950s, the new medium of television brought the struggle for civil rights into the homes of Americans, broadcasting dramatic images of clashes between nonviolent protesters and violent segregationists. Acutely aware of the power media coverage had
to shed light on the nature of racism in the South, many civil rights leaders attracted media attention by staging newsworthy marches, demonstrations, rallies, and boycotts. The film Daisy Bates: First Lady of Little Rock is a presentation of Independent Lens.
Women Peacemakers: The Interrupters
In an effort to stop the cycle of retaliatory violence that plagues the streets of Chicago, former gang members and ex-convicts known as "violence interrupters" work with an organization called CeaseFire, using their street credibility to stop shootings before
Women’s Suffrage: Crash Course
John Green teaches about American women in the Progressive Era and the progress they made. Women gained the right to vote when the 19th amendment was passed and ratified. But women made a many other gains in the 30 years between 1890 and 1920.
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