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In Spotlight on January 23, 2018 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: , , , ,

An announcement from Liz Maurer at the National Women’s History Museum about their new report from an analysis of K-12 curriculum standards for each state in the U.S. We might not be surprised by the overall finding that women are most often portrayed in the curriculum standards in a domestic role.

Pie Chart on topics discussing women

Analysis from the National Women’s History Museum’s survey of K-12 social studies curriculum standards across the U.S.


I am pleased to announce that National Women’s History Museum’s recently released its new report, Where are the Women? A Report on the Status of Women in the United States Social Studies CurriculumWhere are the Women? examines the status of women’s history in state-level social studies standards. It is the most up-to-date evaluation of women’s history integration in US public, K-12 education.

Download the report here. https://www.womenshistory.org/social-studies-standards

The report discusses the ways that that women’s history is characterized in US K-12 social studies standards and, by extension, in textbooks and public school classrooms.  Interesting findings include:

  • Names of 178 individual women named in state standards
  • Most and least studied women’s history topics
  • Women’s history marginalization in standards

The report includes the women’s history standards for each state.  Readers can see for themselves how women’s unique history is presented state-by-state. Teachers and museum educators will have complete standards for each state to use in creating lessons and programs. Women’s history scholars will see the expected knowledge base for incoming freshmen. Education and curriculum researchers will have access to the data set for their own work.

Please reach out with any questions or comments.

All the best,

Liz Maurer

 

Elizabeth Maurer
Director of Program
National Women’s History Museum
205 S. Whiting St. Suite 254
Alexandria, VA 22304
Phone: 571-800-6556

www.womenshistory.org

 

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Jobs for Historians

In Spotlight on November 21, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

The American Historical Association has given us the bad news about early career historians and the 2016-17 academic job market. Check out the blog post by Dylan Ruediger in AHA Today:

http://blog.historians.org/2017/11/another-tough-year-for-the-academic-job-market-in-history/

 

graph showing decline in AHA Job Ads vs. number of new PhDs in History

from AHA Today, Nov. 16, 2017, http://j.mp/2juhNCN

The AHA will give a fuller contextualization of those numbers, as well as compare their data with that from the H-Net Job Guide, in their newsletter Perspectives on History after the start of the new year. What we do need to keep in mind is that history PhDs need to be thinking more broadly than what their own advisors are doing in their careers – and find a way to describe their skills in a way that would be useful for many different kinds of employers, not just in academia.

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Courage to do history

In Spotlight on October 16, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

Many Higgins

Mandy Higgins, KY Historical Society

Have you seen the wonderful essay on the Kentucky Historical Society’s blog by Mandy Higgins, a KATH board member? Check it out: “Community Engagement as Institutional Branding, Or Why I’m Not Brave.” It is a terrific description of what many of us in KATH do.

She writes about how historians ask tough questions and support ways in which their audiences (on paper or in person) can find answers. “It is about modeling good listening skills and providing space for disagreement.”

However, we must disagree with Mandy when she writes: “I am not brave. I am a historian, doing her job.” She is indeed an intrepid warrior on behalf of all of us here in Kentucky. Thank you, Mandy, for all that you do.

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KY Photos

In Spotlight on August 14, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged: ,

Some of the Oldest Photos Ever Taken in Kentucky – from Internet Archive Book Images et al.

http://www.onlyinyourstate.com/kentucky/oldest-photos-kentucky/

* Company D, Fourth Kentucky Volunteers, enlisted in 1861 in Louisville.

* 1862, soldiers crossing the Barren River.

* 1900, a snowy street in Columbus

* 1901, congregants from a Methodist church in Hopkinsville

* 1910, aerial view of Louisville

* 1910, Seelbach Hotel

* 1916, University of Kentucky

* 1916, one-room school house for African American students

* 1917, Omar Khayyam – winner of the Kentucky Derby

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DAR Seminar

In Alerts,Spotlight on July 31, 2017 by Randolph Hollingsworth Tagged:

This just in from Brent Taylor, KATH President:
The Kentucky Society, Daughters of the American Revolution kindly requests your attendance on Saturday, September 16, 2017, for the first annual Heritage Preservation Symposium commencing at 1:00 p.m. in the Bourbon County Courthouse in Paris, Kentucky. $50 per seminar attendee, $15 for box lunch. Attendance limited. Questions? Contact Duncan Tavern, 859-987-1788. Use the printout below to reserve your seat today – or order online at https://duncantavern.eventbrite.com.

DARpreservationEvent-Sept2017

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