The Women’s+ Thread Celebrates Women’s History Month

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Talk, celebrate, vent, get and give advice! Welcome to this week!

March is women’s history month. Today I was working on a project with my students about the book <i> The Golden Girls of Rio </> The amazing  American women who shattered records in the 2016 Olympics. One of the boys asked if there was a “Boy’s History Month,” and one of the girls said “Yeah, it’s called January. And February, And all the rest of the year” and rolled her eyes. Right on, kid!

Today’s suggested topic : Teaching and learning Women’s+  History.

What were some educational experiences you’ve had learning about women+ in history? Were they good? Bad? What are things you wished you had learned? What is something you’d like to teach others?