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Teaching Female firefighters defy old ideas of who can be an American hero

Female firefighters defy old ideas of who can be an American hero

I interviewed over 100 female firefighters for an academic study of women in traditionally male industries. My research reveals how women are changing firehouse culture and transforming how Americans see heroism.

Lorraine Dowler, Associate Professor of Geography and Women's Studies, Pennsylvania State University
The Conversation

ESSENTIAL QUESTION:

What hurdles have female firefighters had to overcome in order to serve their communities?
STANDARDS:
RI.2 - Main Ideas, RI.3 - People & Events

DEPTH OF KNOWLEDGE (DOK) LEVELS:

2,3
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