ERIC Number: ED260995
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: N/A
Myself and Women Heroes in My World. Kindergarten Social Studies: Sojourner Truth, Harriet Tubman, Queen Liliuokalani, Amelia Earhart, Maria Tallchief, [and] Sonia Manzano.
National Women's History Project, Santa Rosa, CA.
Part of the National Women's History Project funded to promote the multi-cultural study of women in history, this unit will help kindergarten students learn about the contributions that women have made to U.S. society. The developers believe that equality cannot be achieved until equality is expected and until the contributions of all women are understood and accepted as a simple matter of fact. The unit contains six lessons based on biographies of women who represent the many ways in which women have been and continue to be heroes. The women are Amelia Earhart, Queen Liliuokalani, Sonia Manzano, Maria Tallchief, and Sojourner Truth, representing major ethnic groups, and Harriet Tubman as a representative of disabled women. Each unit begins with a biography that teachers are to read to students. Discussion questions and suggestions for classroom activities follow each biography. Student materials are provided. Examples of activities include having children retell the story in their own words, play games, sing songs, and participate in class discussions. A bibliography of additional resource materials dealing with each woman concludes the unit. (RM)
Descriptors: American Indians, Biographies, Blacks, Cultural Background, Disabilities, Ethnic Groups, Ethnic Studies, Females, Hawaiians, Kindergarten, Learning Activities, Multicultural Education, Primary Education, Puerto Ricans, Resource Materials, Sex Role, Slavery, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study, Womens History, Womens Studies
National Women's History Project, P.O. Box 3716, Santa Rosa, CA 95402 ($7.50).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Women's Educational Equity Act Program (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Women's History Project, Santa Rosa, CA.