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ERIC Number: ED153934
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1977
Pages: 106
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Choices: Learning about Changing Sex Roles.
Wangen, Nancy Register; Wagner, Sherri
Maintaining that sexism wastes talents by limiting an individual's choices, the document presents activities for elementary school students to increase awareness of sex roles and a set of inservice materials for training school personnel to teach about sexism. Activities are presented on two levels. Activities for primary grades deal with self-concept, recognizing sexism, growing up, and choices for the future. These activities involve students in making scrapbooks, filling out charts, drawing pictures, role playing, analyzing advertising material and photographs, and discussing stories and poems read by the teacher. Activities for upper elementary and junior high school focus on family research, historical research reporting, personal attitudes, data analysis, and life choices. Students are involved in keeping logs of personal ideas, tracing family trees, library research, listing various roles an individual might play, and analyzing primary sources such as personal diaries and historical society photographs. For each activity, information is given on preparation, teaching procedures, follow-up and discussion. The teacher's guide defines terms, outlines the responsibility of the school in teaching about sex roles, introduces the curriculum material, proposes teaching techniques, suggests evaluation procedures, outlines use of the curriculum in teacher training, and includes a bibliography. Also included in the curriculum packet are six 23" X 29" posters depicting various kinds of families, men and women important in American history, boys and girls working and playing together, and adults in non-traditional roles. (Author/DB)
Jenny Publishing Company, Inc., 57 Queen Avenue South, Minneapolis, Minnesota 55405 ($24.00 Level A Set; $24.00 Level B Set; $5.00 User's Guide; $12.00 Poster Set)
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