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To my Murray Hill Teachers: Inspired by Ms. Whye and Black History Month, I thought it would be cool to start a collection of MHTV scripts highlighting quotes, the accomplishments, profiles, and facts about inspiring women in history.  

It’s easy to do!

Below, copy the first part of the script and add a few sentences, facts, or quotes. Our TV show kids will look up a photo go go with the story and we will read it out to the school.  I will print out the scripts for the show. If you can, please try to include a source at the bottom of the script & a link to help our kiddos.  All work is Creative Commons with Attribution.

This resource will be able to be used again next year, with a few updates and additions.

Thank you!  @GwynethJones  - The Daring Librarian.

Some Helpful Resources:

Official Women’s History Month Page - Library of Congress

50 Fascinating Facts for Women’s History Month

Women's History - Facts, Figures, Events & Pictures

8 Key Facts to Know About Modern Women's History

Women's History Month | TIME For Kids

Celebrate Women's History Month - The New York Times

Women’s History Month & The National Archives

MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Wed March 1 (or first day of month)

Submitted by: Ms. Jones

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Women's History Month is an annual declared month that highlights the contributions of women to events in history and contemporary society.

 

The United States Congress passed a public law in 1987 which designated the month of March as Women's History Month.

 

It is celebrated during March in the United States but also in the United Kingdom, and Australia, corresponding with International Women's Day on March 8.  

Throughout this month we will be sharing with you inspiring quotes, amazing accomplishments, and interesting facts about significant historical and contemporary women.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

MHTV National NEWS ITEM

Please Announce on:  Thursday March 2 (or 2nd day of month)

Submitted by: Ms. Jones

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The theme of this year’s National Women’s History Month is “Honoring Trailblazing Women in Labor and Business”  

Women have always worked, but often their work has been undervalued and unpaid.

We’d like to share one of the 2017 honorees, an amazing woman named Lucy Gonzalez Parsons -  Born in 1853, Ms. Parsons was a labor organizer, writer, speaker, radical socialist, and an anarchist. At the height of her activism, Parsons was described by the Chicago Police Department as “more dangerous than a thousand rioters.”

Lucy Gonzalez Parsons had Native American, African American, and Mexican heritage. Parsons is credited with envisioning strikes of the future, where, rather than walking out, strikers would stay in and take over property and production.  Thus creating what would later become sit-down strikes during the U.S. civil rights movement.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

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Please Announce on:  Friday March 3  

Submitted by: Ms. Jones

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you: The 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade

On this day over 100 years ago, more than 8,000 women gathered in Washington, D.C. to call for a constitutional amendment guaranteeing women the right to vote.   The suffragettes marched up Pennsylvania Avenue, along with 20 parade floats, nine bands, and some even riding on horseback.                  

        Not all spectators were kind. Some marchers were jostled, tripped, and violently attacked, while police on the parade route did little to help.  By the end of the day, over 100 women had to be hospitalized for injuries. However, the women did not give up; they finished the parade. 

While it took another seven years for the Nineteenth Amendment to be ratified on August 18, 1920, the women who marched on this day in history accomplished their goal of reinvigorating the suffrage movement.  

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

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MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Monday March 6th    

Submitted by: Ms. Jones

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:                                                         

        Boudicca (pronounced boo-dika) was the warrior Queen of a tribe of Celts based in eastern England. In 60 AD, during the Roman invasion of Britain, she led a revolt against the Romans and almost drove the empire off the island.

        

After the death of her husband the king, the Romans seized her property, beat her near to death, and abused her daughters. After that, she raised an army and led a rebellion against the Romans.

        

        According to the Roman historian Dio:  “Two cities were sacked and eighty thousand of the Romans and of their allies perished. Moreover, all this ruin was brought upon the Romans by a woman, a fact which in itself caused them the greatest shame,”  

Though ultimately she lost and Britain was conquered, Rome had never expected a woman to put up such a furious and deadly fight. A statue of her, riding a chariot, stands in a park in London.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

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MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Tuesday March 7th

Submitted by:  Ms. Jones

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Actress, Inventor, & Mathematician Hedy Lamar developed, in 1942, a secret communication system that would take down Nazi submarines and later gave birth to a frequency system now used in Bluetooth, GPS and Wi-Fi.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

Photo Source - - Intel Source & Google Doodle Video

MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Wednesday March 8th

Submitted by:  Ms. Jones

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Did you know that a woman founded the oldest university in the world?

Fatima Muhammad Al-Fihri founded the Al Qarawiyyin (pronounced: al-Kara-ween) mosque and university in Morocco in 859 CE.  The university, still in existence,  became an important center for education and one of the “first Islamic and most prestigious universities in the world.”

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

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MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Thursday March 9th

Submitted by:  Ms. Jones

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Did you know that a woman was elected to Congress four years before women had the right to vote?

Jeannette Pickering Rankin became the first woman to hold national office in the United States when she was elected to the U.S. House of Representatives in 1916 by the state of Montana as a member of the Republican Party

Rankin was also instrumental in the legislation that eventually became the 19th Constitutional Amendment, granting voting rights to women. She championed the causes of gender equality and civil rights throughout a career that spanned more than sixty years. After retiring from political life, she even traveled to India to study the pacifist teachings of Mahatma Gandhi.  

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

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MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Friday March 10th

Submitted by:  Ms. Jones

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Did you know that a woman helped discover the molecular structure of DNA?

Rosalind Elsie Franklin was an English chemist and X-ray crystallographer who made contributions to the understanding of the molecular structures of DNA, RNA, viruses, coal, and graphite.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

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MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:   Wednesday  March  15th -- NOT PiDay!

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Did you know that a woman helped invent the computer?

Countess Ada Lovelace - daughter of Lord Byron, was an English mathematician and writer, chiefly known for her work on Charles Babbage's proposed mechanical general-purpose computer, the Analytical Engine. She also invented the plans for a flying machine when she was only 12 years old. That’s why she’s often called the Mother of Computing

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MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Thursday March 16th

Submitted by:  Ms. Daniller

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Ever heard the phrase “breaking the glass ceiling?” Well, Katharine Graham did just that in the field of journalism and publishing by becoming the first female publisher of the Washington Post, and the first female Fortune 500 CEO.

She led the Washington Post for over two decades and won a Pulitzer Prize for her own autobiography in 1997.

Katharine Graham fought hard for respect in a field that did not always take her seriously as a woman, and paved the way for other women in publishing.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtags #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth


MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:   Friday, March 17th

Submitted by:  Ms. Daniller

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

While we haven’t had a female president in the United States, yet, we have had many women in the presidential line of succession! Frances Perkins was the first, when she served as the U.S Secretary of Labor from 1933 to 1945, the first woman in a cabinet position.

Through her work, she executed many parts of FDR’s New Deal, established the first minimum wage, created laws against child labor, and many other actions to protect workers that still impact us today.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtags #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:   Monday, March 20th

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

You’ve probably heard of Aretha Franklin and the legendary song “Respect,” but did you know that the queen of soul was the first woman inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame?

With 112 hit singles in Gospel, R&B and Soul music categories and 18 Grammys over her amazing career, Aretha Franklin was named the #1 Greatest Singer of All Time by Rolling Stone magazine. Still performing today, she has been making an impact in music and culture for over 60 years!

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MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:   Tuesday March 21st

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Vijaya Lakshimi Pandit was an Indian politician who achieved lot of firsts for women! She was the first woman in India’s cabinet after gaining independence from Great Britain.

She served as an ambassador for India for many years, then as a delegate to the United Nations. In 1953, Vijaya Pandit became the first female president of the United Nations, making a huge impact on the entire world.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtags #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Wednesday March 22nd

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

You probably know her name, but do you know why Malala Yousafzai is honored as a hero for women’s rights?

She has been fighting for the right for girl’s around the world to get an education since she was 12 years old! After her experience being shot just for going to school, Malala has become an activist for education for women and girls around the world, and has created an international movement for equality.

She is the youngest person ever to receive the Nobel Peace Prize at only 17 years old, and one of only 48 women in the history of the Nobel Prize.

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtags #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Thursday March 23rd

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Janet Harmon Bragg broke through barriers of both race and gender to achieve her dreams.  She was the only woman in her class at the Aeronautical University in Chicago in 1933, but did not let that stop her.

After learning how to fly, she tried to join the Women’s Airforce Service Pilots Organization during World War 2, but was denied because she was black. She was also denied admission to the military nurse corps, due to her race.

Determined not to give up, she enrolled in the Civilian Pilot Training Program at Tuskegee Institute to earn her commercial pilot’s license. Even though she passed the test, she was initially denied her license because she was a black woman.

She still did not give up, and took the test again in Chicago, where she passed and became the first black woman to receive a commercial pilot’s license. Her perseverance paved the way for women of all races in aviation across the country.

MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Friday, March 24th

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Did you know that a woman founded the oldest university in the world?

Fatima Muhammad Al-Fihri founded the Al Qarawiyyin (pronounced: al-Kara-ween) mosque and university in Morocco in 859 CE.  The university, still in existence,  became an important center for education and one of the “first Islamic and most prestigious universities in the world.”

For more information or to interact with this story use the hashtag #MHTVNews and #WomensHistoryMonth

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MHTV National NEWS ITEM

 

Please Announce on:  Wednesday, March 29th

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In our celebration of Women’s History Month we’d like to share this with you:

Did you know that the gothic novel Frankenstein was written by a woman?

Mary Shelley was an English novelist, short story writer, dramatist, essayist, biographer, and travel writer, best known for her Gothic novel Frankenstein: or, The Modern Prometheus.  She was born in 1797, and her mother was the famous feminist Mary Wollstonecraft.  Mary Shelley spent her younger years working on her art with other famous poets of her time, and eventually married one of them.  Unfortunately, he died in a sailing accident, and Mary Shelley had to make a living through her writing.  It was hard work, especially in the early 1800’s, when female writers had a very difficult time getting published, but her most famous novel, Frankenstein or The Modern Prometheus, is still taught here at Murray Hill 200 years later.

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Please Announce on:  ____________________

Submitted by:  Ms. Jones

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Let's finish #WomensHistoryMonth STRONG #LikeAGirl Here's a Pretty Powerful Video - take a look at this:

http://youtu.be/XjJQBjWYDTs

(Find by Googling: Always Like a Girl video - STOP VIDEO At 3:02 when the girl is running!)

So let’s never forget girls and women, that Like a Girl, isn’t an insult… and if you’re ever made to feel like that, prove them wrong and do your best to: win, succeed, achieve, and create great things… Like a Girl!

Created at MHMS by @GwynethJones, @MsDaniller, & @DunbarMarkJ