ERIC Number: ED196740
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979
Approaches to Women's History: A Resource Book and Teaching Guide.
Chapman, Anne, Ed.
This guide contains curriculum units on women's history for use at the secondary level. The guide is the result of the 1976 Summer Institute on the Integration of Women's History into the High School Curriculum held at Sarah Lawrence College. The developers believe that introducing students of both sexes to admirable people of the past who were high achievers, women as well as men, is important both for an understanding of what one can become and for setting the historical record. The seven self-contained curriculum units explore the past from the vantage point of women's history. The units can be used individually or as a whole and can be integrated into many different kinds of classes including social studies, art history, family living, health, sex education, and home economics. The content of each unit is reflected in its title: "Knowing Your Place: Women's and Men's Spaces"; "Family History: A Method for the Study of Social History"; "Women's Rights and Feminism: From Dissatisfaction To Action"; "Ideal and Reality: Divergent Women in 19th Century America"; "A Study of Housework: Consciousness-Raiser and Social History"; "Women and Work Outside the Home"; and "Women's Lives, Private and Public: Biographical Approaches to Women's History." The teaching methods and activities vary. There is focused discussion, problem solving, readings, and speaking and writing exercises. The guide concludes with a selected bibliography of audiovisual materials and organizations. (Author/RM)
Descriptors: Art History, Family (Sociological Unit), Females, Feminism, Health Education, Home Economics, Interdisciplinary Approach, Males, Oral History, Secondary Education, Sex Education, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study, Womens History, Womens Studies
American Historical Association, 400 A Street SE, Washington, DC 20003 ($5.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Historical Association, Washington, DC.