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

by  Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

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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.

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Point to Point: $300.00
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8th Grade - High School. 1 hour.

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

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Maximum participants:

There is no maximum, but for optimum interactivity, we suggest no more than 30 students.

Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Social Studies/History, Writing

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
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Authors on Call, iNK Think Tank

White Plains, NY
United States

The Common Core State Standards have focused attention on process and using nonfiction in the classroom. Our Authors on Call from iNK Think Tank embody the CCSS. This team uses their extraordinary breadth of knowledge to transform today's classrooms into vital centers of learning. These authors are experts in processing enormous amounts of information, sifting through it and synthesizing it into works with added value. So why not talk to these masters of 21st century skillsand let them unpack their process for your students? They are eager to share their knowledge with you and to help you inspire your students with books kids love to read about subjects you're required to teach. So far our authors include Jan Adkins, Vicki Cobb,  Roxie Munro, Dorothy Hinshaw Patent,Carla Killough McClafferty, Kerrie Hollihan, Aline Alexander Newman, David M. Schwartz, Alexandra Siy,  Peggy Thomas, Marissa Moss, Jan Adkins, and Andrea Warren. Keep coming back as we add more authors and new programs.

Vicki Cobb

Program Details


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.

Standards Alignment

National Standards

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.