ERIC Number: ED393771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Women's History Curriculum Guide.
Ruthsdotter, Mary, Ed.; Eisenberg, Bonnie, Ed.
This curriculum guide is designed to facilitate teachers' first efforts to introduce information about women in U.S. history. The guide promotes a multicultural awareness of women's history beginning with the Native Americans and proceeding to current issues of diversity. Activities are divided for grades 1-6 and 7-12 but may be adapted as appropriate. Activities for grades 1-6 include a play about the life of Maria Tallchief; biographies of Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Jade Snow Wong, Dolores Huerta, Mary McLeod Bethune, and Harriet Tubman that can be read and used for class discussions and projects; cut-out puppets of the above women; and a "She Did It" wordsearch puzzle. Activities for grades 7-12 include Women's History news reports; research on Women and Work; a poster design contest; a family history; a mock trial for Susan B. Anthony; a dramatic re-enactment of Sojourner Truth's 1851 speech; and a Women's History biography study. Specific strategies for implementation of a women's history focus in the classroom are offered, as well as resource information and addresses of where to receive additional help on the topic. (EH)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Feminism, Minority Groups, Multicultural Education, Race, Social Bias, Social Discrimination, Social Studies, Subcultures, United States History, Womens History, Womens Studies
National Women's History Project (NWHP), 7738 Bell Road, Windsor, CA 95492.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Women's History Project, Windsor, CA.