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ERIC Number: ED104770
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Women's Studies in the Junior High School. Profiles of Promise 42.
Junior high students at a middle school in Colorado are offered a course in women's studies as part of the social studies curriculum. The nine-week unit explores identification of ideals, analysis of sex roles, investigation of sex stereotyping, investigation of the historical development of women, and examination of social issues relating to women. The focus of the course is on personal development and increased student awareness, and is not a feminist indoctrination program. The course centers on teacher neutrality, allowing students to develop their own views based on input from a variety of sources and activities. Teaching activities include keeping a journal and providing an opportunity for students to reflect on the personal meaning of being a female. Role playing and mock trials of Susan B. Anthony and Salem witches are course activities to show the historical development of women. Rewritten fairy tales with reversed roles, self-defense demonstrations, and guest speakers add dimensions to student's understanding of what it means to be a female in the world today. (Author/JB)
Descriptors: Attitude Change, Educational Innovation, Emotional Development, Females, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Learning Activities, Program Descriptions, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Change, Social Studies, Student Attitudes, Teaching Methods, Units of Study, Womens Studies
Social Science Education Consortium, 855 Broadway, Boulder, Colorado 80302 ($7.50 for numbers 31-45 in the series)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Social Science Education Consortium, Inc., Boulder, CO.; ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Boulder, CO.
Note: Related documents are ED 090 470, ED 084 550, ED 082 068, and ED 071 954