In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month, we are thrilled to announce that UNLADYLIKE2020’s 26 digital shorts, and the free digital learning resources created for each, are now available with Spanish translation and closed captioning on the Unladylike2020 website, American Masters YouTube channel, PBS LearningMedia, and the PBS Documentaries channel on Amazon Prime. The Changemakers, a one-hour documentary special focusing on five trailblazing women who initiated social justice initiatives more than 100 years ago, is also available with Spanish subtitling on Amazon Prime. (For the videos, click on “cc” or “subtitles” and select “Spanish.” For the educational resources, click on Spanish resources under “Support Materials for Use with Students: For Diverse Learners” within each resource in the UNLADYLIKE2020 collection on PBS LearningMedia.)
Press materials in English and Spanish, including subtitled trailers and promotional images, are available here.
Translation of UNLADYLIKE2020 content from English to Spanish was supported by the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, and made possible through a collaboration with the Haas Center for Public Service at Stanford University. Maria Cristina Urruela, a lecturer at Stanford, approached UNLADYLIKE2020 about using the series as a teaching tool during the 2021 school year. Stanford University students in a second-year Spanish-language course translated all 26 of the scripts, as well as the educational resources, as part of their process of learning to read and write Spanish.
“Not only did this constitute a great learning experience for Stanford students as Spanish language learners, but this collaboration has also helped to ensure that all Spanish language learners and heritage speakers will be able to access UNLADYLIKE2020 content,” said executive producer Sandra Rattley. Added series creator and executive producer Charlotte Mangin: “Our series has had an impact in the educational landscape, filling a gap of information about women’s history. This outcome also demonstrates how innovative multimedia products can engage younger audiences.”
The UNLADYLIKE2020 collection of free, standards-aligned digital learning resources, interactive lessons and professional development webinars for teachers was created by The WNET Group’s Kids’ Media & Education team and is available through PBS LearningMedia, PBS’s free digital learning platform.