ERIC Number: ED312100
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1986
Reference Count: N/A
A Multi-Cultural Women's History Elementary Curriculum Unit.
Tomin, Barbara; Burgoa, Carol
This curriculum unit for elementary students contains five short biographies of American women from different cultural groups. (1) Mary Shadd Cary--teacher, newspaper editor, and lawyer--was a free Black active as an abolitionist, a proponent of black migration to Canada before the Civil War, and a suffragist; (2) Frances Willard--teacher and the first American female college president--worked for prohibition and woman's suffrage and traveled the nation speaking about the need to start kindergartens, improve prisons, and strengthen child labor and worker protection laws; (3) Tye Leung Schulze--first Chinese-American woman voter and first Chinese-American federal civil servant--worked as an interpreter with newly arrived Chinese immigrants and helped young Chinese girls escape from conditions of slavery; (4) Felisa Rincon de Gautier--first female mayor of San Juan--worked throughout her life to improve the living conditions of poor Puerto Rican people; (5) Ada Deer--first woman chief of the Menominee tribe and now a university teacher and speaker for the American Indian women's leadership network, OHOYO--lobbied Congress to pass the Menominee Restoration Act, which reestablished tribal land and rights. Follow-up lessons for each section include defining and discussing vocabulary words, finding and using root words, reading comprehension, and discussion and writing activities. Closure projects include individual, small group, and whole class activities in math, art, creative writing, public speaking, history, and geography. The unit also contains teacher's answer sheets and descriptions of other curriculum resources developed by the National Women's History Project. (SV)
Descriptors: Biographies, Class Activities, Elementary Education, Females, Instructional Materials, Multicultural Education, 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 (Order No. 7949, $4.00 plus $2.00 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Women's History Project, Santa Rosa, CA.