ERIC Number: ED377118
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
The Role of Women in Medieval Europe: A Unit of Study for Grades 10-12.
This unit is one of a series that represents specific moments in history from which students focus on the meanings of landmark events. This unit consists of lessons focused on selected topics in medieval history that define and describe the roles of women. The lessons examine the roles of women in the Early Middle Ages with particular emphasis on the culture of the Germanic tribes that penetrated the Roman Empire, property rights of women in the feudal framework, the participation of women in the expansion of cultural and intellectual pursuits in the 11th through 13th centuries, and demographics and the occupational roles of women in the late Middle Ages. A role playing project that applies to several important topics of the Middle Ages and that includes many female roles is included. The unit is designed with five objectives: (1) to identify and describe some important and prominent roles that women played in medieval social, economic, and political life; (2) to understand that women's roles varied according to time, place, and circumstance throughout the medieval period; (3) to recognize that male attitudes established more or less the place of women within the framework of medieval society; (4) to gain experience in the analysis of primary source documents as a fundamental aspect of history; and (5) to practice formulation of generalizations from specific descriptive materials. The unit contains a 15-item annotated bibliography. (DK)
Descriptors: Females, Foreign Countries, Grade 10, Grade 11, Grade 12, High Schools, History Instruction, Medieval History, Primary Sources, Social Studies, Womens Studies
National Center for History in the Schools, University of California, Los Angeles, Moore Hall 231, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Los Angeles, CA 90024-1521.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Sponsor: National Endowment for the Humanities (NFAH), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.