March is Women's History Month!

from:Allen, Myra

to:All Students

Time Feb. 29, 2012

                                                       2012 National Women’s History Month Theme:
                                                       Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment

Women’s History Can Be Fun

Learning about women who have triumphed against negative forces, who have had an effect on many people in their lifetime and after can be inspirational.

March has been celebrated as Women’s History Month in the United States since 1987, when Congress expanded the celebration of Women’s History Week, which dates back to 1978, in the school district of Sonoma, California. In 1981 Senator Orin Hatch (R-Utah) and Representative Barbara Mikulski (D-Maryland)
co-sponsored the first Joint Congressional Resolution proclaiming Women’s
History Month. This encouraged several states to develop and distribute curriculum materials in their public schools, which expanded the teaching of history to include the role of the countless women in the formation and progress of America. Before the 1970’s, women’s history was rarely the subject of serious study. The first International Women’s Day was celebrated on March 8, 1911.

The 2012 National Women’s History Month theme is “Women’s Education – Women’s Empowerment. The equal opportunity to learn owes much to Title IX of the Education Codes of the Higher Education Act Amendments, legislation passed in1972. The first college in America to admit women was Oberlin College in Ohio.

And this is your moment in History..........Enjoy

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