ERIC Number: ED352233
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
A-Gay-Yah: A Gender Equity Curriculum for Grades 6-12.
American Indian Resource Center, Tahlequah, OK.
This two-part guide frames gender equity lessons within the context of Native American history and culture, thereby increasing student awareness and knowledge in these key equity areas as they study U.S. history and social studies. Part 1, "Understanding Gender Equity," describes activities that increase student understanding of general gender equity issues: sex-role stereotypes, effects of biased language, the relationship between stereotypes and prejudice, stereotypes in the media, and students' own assumptions and prejudices. Part 2, "Stories That Teach Gender Equity," uses focused student readings and activities to prompt student thought and discussion on cultural and gender roles. Emphasizing critical thinking and cooperative learning, lessons lay out measurable objectives for teachers and include lessons plans, procedures, handouts and worksheets, teacher background information, and evaluation tools. Lessons focus on Cherokee leaders Nanyehi' (Nancy Ward) and Wilma Mankiller; the Kaw (Kansa) initiation rite, a survival test for boys and girls; the Osage ballerina Maria Tallchief; traditional roles of Indian women and their part in the tribal decision-making process; a drama in which four teenage girls discuss major life decisions; and a story of a day in the life of a dysfunctional family. (SV)
Descriptors: American Indian Culture, American Indian Education, American Indian History, American Indians, Class Activities, Cultural Awareness, Cultural Education, Ethnic Stereotypes, Females, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Reading Materials, Secondary Education, Sex Bias, Sex Role, Sex Stereotypes, Sexism in Language
WEEA Publishing Center, Education Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02160.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: American Indian Resource Center, Tahlequah, OK.