Celebrating Women's History Month at Aspen Academy
This blog post comes from 5th Grade student, Anna F., as an article she wrote for the grade newsletter. In the photo above, she's wearing her Women's History Month pin!
"Women’s History Month had its beginning as a national celebration in 1981 when Congress passed Pub. L. 97-28 which requested and approved the President to proclaim the week beginning March 7, 1982, as “Women’s History Week.” Throughout the next five years, Congress continued to pass joint resolutions designating a week in March as “Women’s History Week.” In 1987, after being petitioned by the National Women’s History Project, Congress passed Pub. L. 100-9 which designated the month of March 1987 as “Women’s History Month.” Between 1988 and 1994, Congress passed more resolutions requesting and approving the President to proclaim March of each year as Women’s History Month. Since 1995, Presidents have issued a series of annual proclamations designating the month of March as “Women’s History Month.” These proclamations celebrate the contributions women have made to the United States and recognize the specific achievements women have made over the course of American history in a variety of fields. Figures such as Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Harriet Tubman, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Margaret Thatcher, Rosie the Riveter, and Betty Friedman are often associated with Women's History Month, there are countless extraordinary women who have earned their place." - By Anna F.
Many thanks to Anna for sharing this overview of the month-long celebration!
In addition, other grades are learning about significant women in history, including:
- Second grade reading books written from a women's perspectives and studying female mathematicians in math.
- In Kindergarten, Ms. Gottinger is also showcasing female mathematicians.
- Our tv screens show rotating messages celebrating accomplished women from the US and worldwide.