ERIC Number: ED223510
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982
Reference Count: 0
Equity Lessons for Secondary School.
Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.
Secondary students will develop an awareness of the many facets of sex-role stereotyping through these mini-unit activities. The units can serve as the basis for a mini-course or can be integrated into social studies courses, especially U.S. history. The foci of the mini-units are reflected in their titles: (1) Recognizing and Challenging Stereotyping (three lessons); (2) A Century of Struggle: The Women's Rights Movement in the United States (three lessons); and (3) Women Who Worked for Justice in American Society (five lessons). The activities in which students are involved are many and varied. For example, students keep a log for a period of time to observe and record instances of sex-role stereotyping in everyday life. Students read and discuss primary sources such as a speech written by Susan B. Anthony. Other activities involve students in viewing films, writing research reports, visiting a state legislator, conducting surveys to determine people's attitudes towards ERA, and participating in a play. Objectives, lists of materials needed, teaching methods, and activities are provided. The appendix contains guidelines for the selection of books and other instructional aids. (RM)
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Philadelphia School District, PA. Office of Curriculum and Instruction.