ERIC Number: ED199169
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of Our Past: Units in Women's History. U.S. History Teacher Guide.
Hurwitz, Suzanne, Ed.; And Others
A teacher's guide for three junior high school units on women in United States history is presented. Designed to supplement what is customarily taught in United States history courses, the units focus on Native American women in Pre-Columbian America, Southern women from 1820 to 1860, and women as immigrants and workers from 1820 to 1940. The guide incorporates the student workbook and provides objectives, background material, teaching procedures, suggested activities, and bibliographies. Each unit also contains an oral history assignment. In the first unit, students examine matrilineal societies, write myths similar to ones in their readings, and report on the life of a creative woman. The oral history assignment is to interview an older woman about home remedies. The second unit focuses on the roles of the black slave woman and the Southern plantation woman. Through interviews, students determine expectations and realities of three generations of mothers and daughters to discover how ingrained the concept of ideal woman has become. The third unit depicts American working woman as channeled into the lowest paying, least skilled jobs and actively struggling to improve working conditions for all workers. Students interview a woman who either has emigrated from another country or who has been involved in a labor struggle, or interview a woman about her feelings toward work in her home and at her job. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Unified School District, CA.