ERIC Number: ED153915
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978
American Women; 1607 to the Present. Booklets 1-6 [And] Instructional Guide.
Zane, Polly; Zane, John
Focusing on changing roles of American women in response to social, technological, and historical influences since 1607, the document describes women's participation in home life, sports, professions, business, the labor movement, social reform, and the fight for legal rights. The document comprises six chronologically organized booklets and a teaching guide. The six booklets (1) examine the physically demanding activities of colonial women (1607-1830); (2) consider the beginnings of the women's movement (1830-60); (3) investigate divisions between those women who favored social reform and those who operated predominately in domestic and social spheres (1860-90); (4) trace the drive for women's suffrage and relate attempts by women to understand their roles in a rapidly changing society (1890-1920); (5) contrast the pre-World War I lull in the women's movement with women's new sense of social responsibility as they took over roles vacated by men who had been called away to war (1920-60); and (6) illustrate increasing political dissent and the emergence of a new feminism (1960s and 70s). Each booklet provides an overview of the chronological period and describes women's roles in various spheres of activity. The teachers guide describes major themes of each booklet (such as disillusionment, discrimination, feminism); offers a rationale for the booklets' historical perspective; and suggests discussion questions, library research topics, and vocabulary terms. Twelve 10" by 13" portraits of women who played important roles in American history and a chronological chart of all major facts in the booklet are available from the publisher. (Author/DB)
Descriptors: Activism, Behavior Patterns, Colonial History (United States), Discussion (Teaching Technique), Employed Women, Equal Education, Equal Opportunities (Jobs), Females, Feminism, Higher Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Learning Activities, Minority Group Influences, Modern History, Resource Units, Role Conflict, Secondary Education, Sex Discrimination, Social Change, Social History, Teaching Guides, Technological Advancement, United States History
The Proof Press, Post Office Box 1256, Berkeley, California 94720 ($32.00 complete unit; $13.50 six student booklets; $13.00 12 portrait prints; $3.50 chronological chart; $3.50 instructional guide; $1.50 vinyl envelope)
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Portrait prints and chronological chart are available in hard copy only.