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Headbands for History at E.W. Miles Middle School

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Rosie the Riveter, a cultural icon representing the women who went to work during World War II, was celebrated on March 26 at Edmund W. Miles Middle School for Women’s History Month.

Students learned about Rosie the Riveter in social studies classes and how the fictional character was based on an actual factory worker. She symbolized the increase of women in the workforce in the 1940s. To mark the occasion, Assistant Principal Lurdez Berrios brought in dozens of red and white polka dot bandanas, which students and staff donned in front of a “We Can Do It!” bulletin board outside the cafeteria, reminiscent of the Rosie the Riveter poster. 

Also for Women’s History Month, there were lessons about International Women’s Day, the changing roles of women during the 1920s, the Women’s Suffrage movement, the Temperance Movement and access to education for young women around the world. 
Monday, May 17, 2021