For the month of March, we celebrate and highlight the achievements of women in our society. Women’s History Month started with the first International Women’s Day in 1911. Many organizations, government offices and school districts continued the recognition of the impact women have on our culture. At the North Bergen School District, we will explore biographies of women, documents written by women, projects produced by women, discussions that have influenced the advancement of women, inventions founded by women, and artwork in all genres created by women. We will accomplish this through class discussions, projects, primary source documents, and guest lecturers.
When we look at some of the accomplishments by women we see; Susan B. Anthony who fought for women’s right to vote, Marie Curie a physicist was the first woman to win a Nobel Prize, Sandra Day O’Connor the first woman appointed to the position of U.S. Supreme Court, Dr. Sally Ride the first American woman in space, Margaret Thatcher who was the first woman in European history to be elected prime minister, Babe Didrikson Zaharias who was one of the greatest athletes of all time, Florence Nightingale who was instrumental in changing the role and perception of the nursing profession, Rosa Parks’ refusal to give up her bus seat in Montgomery, Alabama, indirectly led to some of the most significant civil rights legislation of American history. These are only a small sample size of the many women who helped shape and improve society. It is our job as a school district to inspire the students to read, research, and understand the impact of women.
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