ERIC Number: ED356998
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
The Life and Times of Emma Goldman: A Curriculum for Middle and High School Students. Primary Historical Documents on: Immigration, Freedom of Expression, Women's Rights, Anti-Militarism, Art and Literature of Social Change.
Falk, Candace; And Others
The documents in this curriculum unit are drawn from the massive archive collected by the Emma Goldman Papers Project at the University of California (Berkeley). They are linked to the standard social studies and humanities curriculum themes of art and literature, First Amendment rights, labor, progressive politics, and Red Scare, the rise of industrialization, immigration, women's rights, World War I, and yellow journalism. The unit uses the body of Goldman's personal papers, including correspondence and writings, as well as newspaper stories, government surveillance reports, and legal documents. As the records illustrate, Emma Goldman, a major figure in the history of American radicalism and feminism during a period when the expression of controversial ideas was itself dangerous, was among America's most prominent advocates of labor's right to organize, reproductive rights, sexual freedom, freedom of speech, and freedom of the individual. This curriculum is divided into five major topics all taught through the use of primary documents. Topics are: (1) Immigration; (2) Freedom of Expression; (3) Women's Rights; (4) Anti-Militarism; and (5) Arts and Literature of Social Change. A biographical essay on Emma Goldman is included, as well as an annotated list of six recommended films and videos and a 60-item annotated bibliography. (LBG)
Descriptors: Females, Feminism, Freedom of Speech, High School Students, High Schools, Higher Education, Humanities Instruction, Intermediate Grades, Junior High Schools, Labor, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Primary Sources, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study
Emma Goldman Papers Project, University of California, 2372 Ellsworth Street, Berkeley, CA 94720 ($13, plus $3 shipping).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley. Emma Goldman Papers Project.; New Directions Curriculum Developers, Berkeley, CA.; Los Angeles Educational Partnership, CA.