ERIC Number: ED329438
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1983
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Women into U.S. History: A Sourcebook. Part I: Women in the 18th and 19th Centuries. Part II: Women in the 20th Century.
Campbell, D'Ann; And Others
This sourcebook, in two parts, aims at supplementing the limited material dealing with women's history normally found in junior and senior high school U.S. history textbooks. The lessons were developed by teachers at an intensive summer institute dealing with women's issues. The teachers and their colleagues field-tested the lessons and revised them based on the results of the final tests. Part I focuses on the 18th and 19th centuries and contains 14 lessons. Students learn about conditions in Colonial America and explore the various chores that women were responsible for in the colonial home. Students also learn about the importance of diaries and journals in the study of history. They study free black women in the northern colonies and discuss John Adam's views on voting privileges and the position women held in the new government. Women's suffrage and the major arguments used to deny women and blacks the right to vote are addressed as are women's legal status and the experiences of black women in the United States during the mid-19th century. Two lessons focus on specific women: Lydia Sigourney and Elizabeth Blackwell. Finally, one activity explores the quality of life in Indiana in 1850. Two introductory essays dealing with U.S. women's history are included, as is an historiographical essay, intended as teacher background information. In part II, comprising 12 lessons, topics address women's issues in the years following 1870. One lesson is a simulation activity designed to examine the arguments involved in the women's suffrage movement. In others, students study labor unions between 1870-1920 and discuss the "new woman" of the 1920's. Additional lessons address issues of women in the Depression, women in U.S. sports, women in architecture, the role of women in modern society, and women in the labor movement since 1960. A lesson plan on oral history involves students by requiring them to conduct and tape-record historical interviews with adults. Two activities require students to conduct and analyze public opinion polls as a method of research in social history. One of these activities enables students to analyze differences between men's and women's attitudes and how they have changed over time. The final lesson explores the stereotyping of women in advertising from 1960 to 1980. Two introductory essays dealing with U.S. women's history are included. (GEA)
Descriptors: Black History, Diaries, Educational Resources, Females, High Schools, History Instruction, Junior High Schools, Lesson Plans, Primary Sources, Social Studies, Supplementary Reading Materials, Teacher Developed Materials, Teaching Methods, United States History, Womens History, Womens Studies
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
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