ERIC Number: ED312189
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1988
Reference Count: N/A
California Women: Activities Guide, Kindergarten through Grade Twelve.
Women have always been an integral part of California's history as shamans, settlers, wives, mothers, workers, inventors, and reformers. Yet the names of California women may not be familiar to many students. This activities guide, which was designed to accompany the poster, "California Women: Courage, Compassion, Conviction," provides students with the opportunity to learn more about 12 women who exhibited those qualities, who lived in different eras of California's history and who represent many racial and ethnic groups. Their names are: Bernarda Ruiz, Biddy Mason, Helen Hunt Jackson, Annie E. K. Bidwell, Frona E. Wait Colburn, Grace Carpenter Hudson, Katherine Philips Edson, Delilah Beasley, Julia Morgan, Tye Leung Schultze, Marie Mason Potts, and Mine Okubo. Each of these women exhibited courage, compassion, and conviction in a different way. Each chose her life's work for a different reason. Each woman was shaped by different historical events and changing attitudes toward race and sex; yet each made a significant contribution to California's history. Each of the six sections includes information about specific women with photographs of each and suggestions for classroom activities. The information is not inclusive. Teachers are encouraged to provide students with additional information about these 12 women. Historical notes are also included with lists of 8 audiovisual and 75 print resource materials that might be used to help understand the spirit of the times in which these women lived. (JB)
Descriptors: American Indians, Architects, Artists, Authors, Black Achievement, Blacks, Chinese Americans, Class Activities, Curriculum Enrichment, Elementary Secondary Education, Ethnic Groups, Females, Hispanic Americans, History Instruction, Japanese Americans, Resource Materials, Social Action, Whites
Publications Sales, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 271, Sacramento, CA 95802-0271 ($3.50, plus sales tax for California residents); accompanying poster available free of charge from Project SEE, California State Department of Education, P.O. Box 944272, Sacramento, CA 94244-2720.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California State Dept. of Education, Sacramento.
Identifiers - Location: California