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The First Lady and Education

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Curriculum and Instruction | Education | United States History | Women's History

Abstract

United States history is a complex subject taught in classrooms all across the country. However, the majority of historical study focuses on the male perspective, therefore excluding the female perspective. One example of this is the omission of the study of the position of the First Lady. Many people don’t understand the history or the importance of the First Lady’s position in American culture and society. Research for this project was completed in order to gain a more holistic view of the position of the First Lady while also designing an educational component that could be implemented into any history class curriculum. Historical research of the First Lady demonstrated that her position has affected the feminist movement, political campaigning, and cultural and societal trends. The First Lady has always played a major role in the affairs of the United States, and her inclusion in the American classroom is vital.

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The First Lady and Education

United States history is a complex subject taught in classrooms all across the country. However, the majority of historical study focuses on the male perspective, therefore excluding the female perspective. One example of this is the omission of the study of the position of the First Lady. Many people don’t understand the history or the importance of the First Lady’s position in American culture and society. Research for this project was completed in order to gain a more holistic view of the position of the First Lady while also designing an educational component that could be implemented into any history class curriculum. Historical research of the First Lady demonstrated that her position has affected the feminist movement, political campaigning, and cultural and societal trends. The First Lady has always played a major role in the affairs of the United States, and her inclusion in the American classroom is vital.