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The story behind Women’s History Month | Connect the Dots

When you start digging into women’s history, a lot of the advancements are probably more recent than you thought, even the creation of women’s history month. Let’s connect the dots. The origins of women’s history month are traced back to a school teacher in Sonoma County California in the 1970s. When she noticed there were not a lot of women in her students’ history books, she set out to change that. In 1978, she helped to create a Women’s History Week for the district and the idea spread. Districts across the country started copying the curriculum and using the week to teach kids about unsung female heroes. Subscribe to Local 5 on YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/c/weareiowalocal5news Download the We Are Iowa app: https://weareiowa.com/app Get Local 5’s "5 Things to Know" newsletter in your inbox: https://weareiowa.com/email 'Like' Local 5 on Facebook: https://facebook.com/WeAreIowa Follow Local 5 on Twitter: https://twitter.com/weareiowa5news Follow Local 5 on Instagram: https://instagram.com/weareiowa

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