Family and women’s history gives kids a foothold in history. Kids see their role within a larger context, and learn the value of their actions and contributions. Telling a kids’ bedtime story using family & women’s history can really get kids...
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I spent 18 years as “archivist and senior research scholar” at an academic science library, actively trying to add women to the historical record and looking for the women who were already included almost accidentally. I have degrees in women’s history and cultural theory — the latter means that I see the cultural value of everyday practices such as food, clothing, hobbies, and domestic arrangements. Non-famous people matter.