ERIC Number: ED128237
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
Again at the Looking Glass: Language Arts Curriculum Materials for Combatting Sex Stereotyping.
Feminists Northwest, Seattle, WA.
Classroom activities in language arts designed to make students aware of sex stereotyping are presented. Ninety-two learning games that encompass a wide array of language-arts skills are described. Topics covered in the various games and exercises are organized into four sections: (1) "Sexist Language: Watch What You Say!" introduces students to different forms of neuter pronouns, explores sexist definitions, investigates graffiti, and provides reading awareness activities; (2) "Autobiography: Free Lives" presents activities which emphasize women and their autobiographies; (3) "Nonsexist Literature: Sex Stereotyping, Women Writers" suggests ways in which students can become aware of sex-role stereotyping in literature and encourages writing of nonsexist material; and (4) "Sexism in the Media: Watch What You See!" encourages students and teachers to become aware of sex-discrimination messages from various media and suggests ways to work toward the elimination of sex-role stereotyping. Twelve criteria for evaluating educational material for sex-stereotyping characteristics are presented. A bibliography of books and other resource materials is provided for each section of the document. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Affective Objectives, Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Cultural Awareness, Curriculum, Educational Games, Educational Objectives, Feminism, Games, Instructional Materials, Language Arts, Language Role, Language Usage, Multimedia Instruction, Productive Thinking, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Teaching Methods
Feminists Northwest, 5038 Nicklas Place NE, Seattle, Washington 98105 ($3.00 paper cover)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Feminists Northwest, Seattle, WA.
Note: For related documents, see SO 009 220 and 221