ERIC Number: ED239972
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: 0
Women's Rights Unit.
Weiss, Helen; Weigel, Margaret
Designed for use in the intermediate grades, this interdisciplinary unit helps students examine traditional and modern roles of women. Fourteen lessons focus on women's activities in colonial America, reasons for women's discontent, the women's rights movement of the 1800's, changes in the roles of women, enfranchisement of women, women's role since 1920, and the goals of women's liberation. Each lesson contains a reading followed by discussion questions and suggested activities. Examples of activities are discussing stereotyping, viewing films, reproducing colonial crafts, creating collages, conducting debates, taking field trips, interviewing women, and creating an 1800's newspaper. A self-evaluation questionnaire is provided for teachers as a means of checking their own awareness of sex stereotyping in the classroom. The document is part of a collection of materials from the Iowa Area Education Agency 7 Teacher Center Project. (LP)
Descriptors: Colonial History (United States), Feminism, Instructional Materials, Interdisciplinary Approach, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Political Influences, Sex Fairness, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Action, Social History, Social Influences, Social Studies, Teacher Developed Materials, United States History, Units of Study, Voting Rights, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Students; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Area Education Agency 7, Cedar Falls, IA.
Identifiers: PF Project