ERIC Number: ED197912
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1978
Reference Count: N/A
Choices & Careers; Free to Choose: Growing Up-Unit for Girls. Leaders Guide.
Emphasizing individual development and exploring the conflicts that American Indian girls may face because of societally or individually imposed sex roles, this leaders' guide for "Growing Up-Unit for Girls" includes concepts, objectives, background information, and learning experiences for the unit. There are learning experiences for girls ages 9 to 11, 12 to 14, and 15 to 18. Concepts to be taught in the unit include: (1) the growing up years should include preparation for a career; (2) each girl grows at her own rate; (3) girls need to be proud of their bodies as they are; (4) women have not had equal opportunities in athletics; (5) one of the myths of society is that girls are to be successful as housewives and men are to be successful in the world of work; (6) there are childbearing practices that affect how girls see themselves and how they act; and (7) some people label men and women with different kinds of characteristics. The learning experiences are geared to prevent girls from becoming victims of stereotypical images and roles and to encourage them to think for themselves, to have pride in themselves, and to develop their individuality. The guide includes a set of silhouettes depicting changes in feminine attire from 1850 to the present and a series of sketches showing traditional activities of Indian women and career opportunities that are now available. (CM)
Descriptors: Adolescents, American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indians, Athletics, Career Choice, Decision Making, Females, Individual Development, Leaders Guides, Learning Activities, Maturity (Individuals), Physical Development, Role Perception, Self Concept, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes
Women's Education Resources, Univ. of Wisconsin Extension, 430 Lowell Hall, 610 Langdon St., Madison, WI 53589 ($2.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Extension Service (USDA), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Wisconsin Univ., Madison. Univ. Extension.