Dreamers and Doers: Voices of Kentucky Women - Classroom Discussion Guide and 1 Hour Documentary Freely Available Online

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Type: 
Symposium
Subject Fields: 
American History / Studies, Area Studies, Cultural History / Studies, Film and Film History, Women's & Gender History / Studies

Dreamers and Doers: VOICES of Kentucky Women premiered in Frankfort, Kentucky in March 2015 and then in several other cities across the state.  Produced by Michael Breeding MEDIA for the Kentucky Commission on Women Foundation, Inc., this documentary tells the stories of 47 influential women in Kentucky's history. It is available free and online at

http://www.kywomenshistoryproject.com/dreamersanddoers

The film is of interest to all audiences, and in particular the Kentucky Commission on Women hope that elementary and secondary schools will use it as a historical resource and learning tool. A classroom discussion guide is available on the website for for you to download - and adapt to the audience you bring together to view it. For younger audiences, the film may be best shown in three segments with discussion after each. The Questions for Discussion in the guide can help motivate discussion about the film, the women profiled, and the time periods in which they lived. Suggested Activities and Additional Resources are also included in the guide to help those who are interested in learning more about the history of Kentucky women.

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For more information about the documentary and resources, contact Michael Breeding (http://www.michaelbreedingmedia.com).

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