Program Flyer: Women War Reporters: How They Wrote World “Herstory” with Author Kerrie Holllihan

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Contact Information
Kerrie Holihan
302 Pondside Drive
White Plains, NY  10607
Phone: (513) 254-8181
Program Title
Women War Reporters: How They Wrote World “Herstory” with Author Kerrie Holllihan
Program Type
Individual Program
Program Rating
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Target Audience
Education: Grade(s) 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, Parent, Adult Learners Curriculum developers Public Library: Library Patrons Book Clubs, Older Adults, Historical Societies
Maximum Number of Participants
There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.
Minimum Number of Participants
Primary Disciplines
Social Studies/History, Language Arts/English, Writing
Program Description
A history of the world at war from 1915 to the present as reported by 16 women correspondents and photojournalists.
Women war correspondents – once permitted to do their jobs – offered unique perspectives on war. Whether embedded with combat soldiers, living among innocent civilians, or talking with folks back home, so-called “girl reporters” succeeded in getting their stories in front of Americans. Over the 20th century, these bold and daring women shared a singular ambition: to answer an inner call driving them to witness war firsthand, and to share what they learned via newspapers, magazines, radio, television, the internet, and social media.
Program Format
The program begins with reading from a report by Chicago Tribune reporter Sigrid Schultz, who first warned Americans of the dangers of Hitler's Germany. The lives and work of other American women correspondents are presented in the framework of 20th century world history. We will discuss the gripping newswriting of New York Times journalist Gloria Emerson, who reported on the Vietnam War.The program finishes with Q&A.
The participant will:
- appreciate that journalists and photojournalists lay the groundwork on which history is written.
- grasp how war reporters and photographers acted as eyewitnesses to and chroniclers of global conflict across the 20th and into the 21st century.
- appreciate the changing role of women as foreign correspondents across the 20th century.

National/Common Core Standards to which this program aligns
Grades 8, 9,10,11,12.

U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 6: The Development of the Industrial United States (1870-1900) , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 7: The Emergence of Modern America (1890-1930) , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 8: The Great Depression and World War II (1929-1945) , U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 9: Postwar United States (1945 to early 1970s), U.S. History 5 - 12/ Era 10: Contemporary United States (1968 to the Present), World History/ The 20th Century.

English/Reading for Perspective , English/ Reading for Understanding , English/Communication Skills, English/ Applying Knowledge, English/ Developing Research Skills, English/ Multicultural Understanding, English/Participating in Society.

Civics/ Other Nations and World Affairs.

State/Regional Standards to which this program aligns
Program Length
8th Grade - High School. 1 hour.
Program Cost
Point to Point: $300.00
Point to Point Premium: $270.00
Program Fee Notes
Cancellation Policy
We will not charge for programs cancelled due to nature i.e. snow days. The full fee will be charged to sites which cancel with less than 48 hours notice.
Is recording allowed?

Program Delivery Mode(s)
Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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