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ERIC Number: ED340622
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1990
Pages: 22
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Teaching the New Women's History in Hawaii.
Peterson, Barbara Bennett
With the publication in 1984 of "Notable Women of Hawaii," edited by Barbara Bennett Peterson, women's activities and accomplishments began to be accorded their rightful place in the traditional picture of Hawaiian history. Using this book as a text, a 16-week course entitled "Outstanding Women of Hawaii" was recently added to the curriculum of the University of Hawaii. The course focuses on adding the experiences and contributions of women in Hawaiian history from earliest times to the present. To illustrate that women of many ethnic groups, beginning with the early missionaries worked together on various civic projects and were not isolated into separate ethnic "pockets," the multi-faceted contributions of all ethnic groups are illuminated as well. Divided into units, the topics covered in the course are: women in old Hawaii; early missionary women; views of Hawaii; myths and realities; women and immigration into Hawaii; the urge to philanthropy; women and post-Civil War progressivism; women and the fall of the Hawaiian monarchy; the role of women in cultural preservation; women and the first World War; women in the Depression and the second World War; the coming of statehood: women in social movements and politics; and contemporary role models and new directions. A narrative description of all these units is provided, and a curriculum outline including activities, grading system, and weekly reading assignments is attached. It is hoped that this information may be useful to those teaching courses involving women of color, or Polynesian women, or Asian women; courses on ethnicity or immigration, or courses on U.S. women's history. (DB)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hawaii