Teachers Righting History is an educational project started by former Treasurer of the United States Rosie Rios that highlights historic American women in classrooms across the country. The goal of this project is to integrate women AND men into the classroom discussions so that students can have a more comprehensive understanding of the story of our country.
Using a database of information collected by the U.S. Department of Treasury’s June 2015 effort to redesign the nation’s currency, teachers and students have the ability to discuss and post images (or other creative concepts) of historic American women on their classroom walls as a teaching tool. This process also surfaced an extraordinary number of individuals and groups collaborating on other “righting history” efforts as well as a broad set of historic archive partners that could support the work, all of which is now available for teachers to bring missing historical figures into classrooms.
For more information please visit teachersrightinghistory.org/.