We’ve all heard stories about women who have been involved in sports. The stories may be about well-known athletes we see on television or in the media, or they may be about our friends, our teammates, or our relatives.
Generations of Title IX is a collection of thirteen stories of women in the past century or so who have had interesting connections to sport or active living. The stories, gathered by NAGWS, are but a small sampling of the thousands and thousands of stories that can be told about women and girls in sport.
Our stories are based on facts, but they are fictionalized
interpretations expanding upon what each individual character might have been feeling, thinking, or experiencing on her sport journey.
As part of our Legends program, an initiative dedicated to sharing and celebrating the history of women in sport, NAGWS offers these thirteen stories along with lesson plans for collecting stories, writing stories, and telling stories. These lesson plans can be used in the classroom or as a basic guide for any group interested in becoming storytellers for women’s sports.
No story is unimportant; each story is unique. Stories can be traditional, tellable, or personal; they can be used as
entertainment, education, or history…or in any combination thereof.