ERIC Number: ED166068
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1974
Reference Count: 0
People Liberation: One Semester Course for Social Studies or Family and Consumer Studies.
San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.
An outline is presented for a one-semester course in "people liberation" which can be incorporated into social studies, consumer education, family education, or womens studies programs. Designed for senior high school, the course explores masculine and feminine roles in contemporary American society and helps students understand themselves as members of society. Unit topics include self-concept; role clarification; awareness of the physiological differences between the sexes and social attitudes regarding sexual behavior; social and political roles of women in past and present American society; changing opportunities for women in work and marriage; economic problems of women; and analysis of students' own life styles, aspirations, and career interests. For each unit the outline indicates the rationale and overall goal. The outline also elaborates, for each of the 82 days, specific objectives, teaching strategies, resources, and evaluation techniques. For example, in the unit on women's political role in American society, the objective is for students to apply the definition of political behavior to particular women in American history. The teaching strategy emphasizes individual research reports using resources in the school library. Evaluation is done through written papers in which students describe a famous American woman's accomplishments and examine factors which influenced her development. (AV)
Descriptors: Body Image, Comparative Analysis, Consumer Education, Course Objectives, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Guides, Educational Resources, Evaluation Methods, Family Life Education, Females, Higher Education, Learning Activities, Males, Secondary Education, Self Actualization, Self Concept, Sex Differences, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Social Problems, Social Studies, Teaching Methods, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: San Juan Unified School District, Carmichael, CA.
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