ERIC Number: ED235047
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Mar
Reference Count: 0
With Babies and Banners: Study/Activity Booklet [and] Educator's Guide.
Palmer, Phyllis; Skolnick, Joan
This student booklet and teacher's guide are intended to be used in secondary school classrooms with the award-winning color documentary 16mm film "With Babies and Banners," which records the role that the women of Flint, Michigan, played in the great General Motors sit-down strike of 1937. Calling their organization the Women's Emergency Brigade, working women, wives, mothers, sisters, and sweethearts of the striking auto workers became the spearhead of the 44-day-long battle in which the strikers emerged triumphant, catapulting the new United Auto Workers to national prominence. The study activity booklet, for use by students, contains historical background reading materials and black and white photographs and suggests learning activities and projects. For example, students role play positions of women and men and workers and managers in simulated strike negotiations, investigate past and present work experiences in their community, including modern attitudes toward child care, research historic work songs, and analyze their own work goals. The teacher's guide suggests uses of the curriculum materials in different courses, outlines objectives for each activity, suggests time allotments, gives directions for implementing the program, and projects possible outcomes. (RM)
Descriptors: Civics, Documentaries, Economics Education, Educational Television, Employed Women, Females, Feminism, Labor Problems, Learning Activities, Mothers, Political Science, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Sex Role, Spouses, Strikes, Teaching Guides, Unions, United States History, Womens Studies
New Day Films, P.O. Box 315, Franklin Lakes, NJ 07417 ($2.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational TV and Film Center, Washington, DC.
Identifiers: Automobile Workers; General Motors Corporation; Labor Studies; United Auto Workers
Note: Prepared by the Hidden from History Program. Photographs may not reproduce clearly in microfiche. Use of accompanying film is free when teachers purchase a packet of booklets and fill out an evaluation questionnaire. For a related document, see SO 014 530.