March is Women’s History Month, and thinking back to school, women’s history was an important topic that was rarely spoken about.
During history lessons, we were taught about conflicts, innovation, and resolutions that made the world what it is today — without telling the stories of the other half the population.
In the US, 89 percent of the stories in history textbooks are about men.
History really has been “his story” — it was written by men, for men.
But an augmented reality app, Lessons in Herstory, is bringing life to the forgotten stories about women’s triumph in American history by rewriting the most popular US history books in California.
Lessons in Herstory allows students to scan an image of a male historical figure in America’s most popular history textbook, A History of US, Book 5: Liberty for All?