ERIC Number: ED325432
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
"Sisters Are Doin' It for Themselves" The Feminization of American History Through Popular Culture as Method.
Chilcoat, George W.
In considering the historical contributions of women in a high school history course, a series of projects were developed that were activity oriented, created student involvement in historial research, and organized to feature the roles women have played in the development of the United States. Classroom procedures are introduced based on early popular culture forms: (1) the popular story paper; (2) the illustrated song slide; (3) the comic book; and (4) the crankie (a simple, homemade, story device made out of a cardboard box with two dowel sticks and a roll of paper with pictures and words). The objectives for the project are described as well as the rationale for employing these four techniques. The format for a "Student Guide to Writing a Literary Story Paper" as well as all materials used in teaching the song slide, comic book, and crankie segments are included. A 26-item bibliography is appended. (NL)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Creative Teaching, Creativity, Curriculum Enrichment, Educational Strategies, Feminism, High Schools, History Instruction, Instructional Materials, Modern History, Popular Culture, Slides, Social History, Social Studies, Songs, United States History, Visual Aids, Womens History, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the National Council for the Social Studies (New York, NY, November 15, 1986).