Gender-inclusive Global History
A Teach About Women Program
A radical new way of teaching global history
Teach About Women is re-envisioning high school history with a radically new two-year Global History program for grades 9-10. Designed to replace typical global history programs, which focus primarily on men and often leave women out entirely, this two-year scope and sequence re-envisions not only what we teach in history class, but how we teach it. Central to the course will be questions on how historical events shape the ways women and men negotiate power and influence.
Right now, most history programs relegate women to separate "special" sections or leave them out entirely. When history programs do include women, 63% of the time they are white; 53% of the time they are in domestic roles; 2% of the time they are in the workforce. Learn about the lack of women in history programs here.
The stories teachers tell have a way of shaping our perception of the world. A history teacher’s stories are particularly potent because they have, for young people with emerging world views, the weight of truth. We have to stop presenting a picture of the past incomplete to the point of being false.