Research by the National Women’s History Museum shows that out of 737 historical figures taught in K-12 curriculum standards in every state, only 178, or 24%, are women, including several fictional characters such as Rosie the Riveter. 98 of the women appear in only 1 state standard; only 15 are taught in more than 10 states.
To address why women are vastly underrepresented in U.S. history and social studies classrooms, and provide teachers and parents access to the educational support they need to reverse this trend, UNLADYLIKE2020 convened the 2-hour Where Are the Women? Summit on Saturday February 13, 2021, streaming live on the American Masters YouTube channel.
The Where Are the Women? Summit was presented by Unladylike2020 in partnership with PBS’s flagship biography series American Masters, WNET, National Women’s History Museum, National Council for the Social Studies, National Council for History Education, National Women’s Hall of Fame, and National Women’s History Alliance, with educational content provided by PBS LearningMedia and funding from the Corporation for Public Broadcasting.