ERIC Number: ED394882
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Women and the Constitution. Curriculum Unit.
MacGregor, Molly Murphy
The purpose of this curriculum unit is to give students a better understanding of the history of the relationship between women and constitutional issues. The study of women and the United States Constitution is an important reminder of the complexity of a democracy. In the United States, even today, the ideology of freedom and justice is often blocked by traditionally held sexist and racist ideas that limit women's full participation as citizens. The content and activities in this unit can be integrated into a chronological study of U.S. history or they can be used exclusively to promote a more comprehensive understanding of women and the Constitution. In addition to narrative sections providing historic overviews of issues most important to women, the unit contains a chronology of women's legal and political history (1769-1987); a list defining the key concepts that have been part of the ongoing debate about rights; biographical sketches on the lives of the women mentioned in the unit; and a resource list of books for teachers and students interested in doing further research on the individuals and events covered in the unit. Excerpts from related newspaper stories, legislation, etc., are also included. (LH)
Descriptors: Civil Liberties, Civil Rights, Constitutional History, Constitutional Law, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, History Instruction, Law Related Education, Learning Activities, Resource Materials, Sex Discrimination, Social Studies, United States History, Units of Study, Womens Studies
National Women's History Project, 7738 Bell Road, Windsor, CA 95492.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Women's History Project, Windsor, CA.
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: United States Constitution