ERIC Number: ED222426
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1981-Jan
Reference Count: 0
Women's Studies: A Resource Guide for Teachers.
British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
Designed to help secondary teachers in British Columbia (Canada) supplement the curriculum, the guide contains a series of units focusing on women's studies. The units can be integrated into English, social studies, and guidance courses or used as a resource for the development of a women's studies course. Topics covered are reflected in the unit titles: Images of Masculinity and Feminity; Learning Sex Roles; Physiology of Sex Differences; The Family; The Economy; History of Women in Canada; Politics; The Law; Education; Literature and the Arts; and Women in Other Cultures. Objectives, a summary, and suggestions for many classroom activities are provided for each unit. Examples of the kinds of activities in which students are involved include the following: Students keep a journal in which they record the influence of sexual stereotypes on the world in which they live, define and evaluate the qualities associated with female and male stereotypes, choose and research one alternative form of the family and make a presentation to the class, read and discuss books, analyze television ads and programs, examine research on biological differences between the sexes, create a possible marriage contract, analyze graphs, and participate in a mock parliament. (RM)
Descriptors: Economics, Educational Opportunities, English Instruction, Family Life, Females, Feminism, Fine Arts, Foreign Countries, Interdisciplinary Approach, Laws, Learning Activities, Literature, Males, Politics, Secondary Education, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Social Studies, Units of Study, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: British Columbia Dept. of Education, Victoria.
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