ERIC Number: ED199170
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
In Search of Our Past: Units in Women's History. U.S. History Student Manual.
Hurwitz, Suzanne, Ed.; And Others
Designed to supplement what is customarily taught in junior high school United States History courses, this student manual contains three units which focus on women's history. Unit I concerns Native American women in Pre-Columbian America. Readings include The Story of a Zuni Girl--Blue Corn, Native American legends, Women as Leaders, and Native American Woman and Art. Unit II examines the role of Southern women from 1820 to 1860. Students read The Story of a Slave Girl; The Diary of Olivia Crawford, based on accounts of plantation life; Harriet Tubman, the Moses of Her People; and Fight and if You Can't Fight, Kick (from Black Women in White America). Unit III, Women in Struggle: Immigration and Labor 1820-1940, includes an essay on women immigrants, an excerpt from Jewish Grandmothers, Chinese Women Immigrants: Expectations and Arrivals, Women in the Labor Movement, and The Garment Worker's Strike. Each unit provides discussion questions and suggests activities. The major activity consists of students' recording oral histories about the topics they are studying. Other activities include role playing and creating a chart of the real and ideal woman. For the teacher's guide see SO 013 232. (KC)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Berkeley Unified School District, CA.