International Women’s Day

March is Women’s History Month – commemorating and encouraging the study, observance, and celebration of the vital role of women in American history.

Today, AAIA is very proud to share with you that the work of our social studies teacher, Ms. Sharon Gillette, has been included and published in “The Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present“.

While teaching in Korea, Ms. Gillette was invited to collaborate with history teachers, college professors, and historians from around the world on this project. The topics she selected included Medieval European midwives, mothers, and witches, and 19th century North American female artisans and musicians. After extensive research, Ms. Gillette wrote and submitted five articles to the editors. Reflecting on the project, she said, “I was honored to be part of this team of academics who provided a key reference source to understanding the roles women have played throughout history. In addition, it was helpful to me, as a teacher, to engage in the same historical thinking skills I ask my students to use in class or when working on their National History Day projects.”

The Daily Life of Women: An Encyclopedia from Ancient Times to the Present was published in December 2020 by ABC-CLIO and received an Honorable Mention for the 2021 Dartmouth Medal, an award for the most outstanding reference work.

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