ERIC Number: ED418162
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Women's Journeys, Women's Stories: In Search of Our Multicultural Future. Units in U.S. Women's History. Student Manual.
Shevitz, Linda Pollack; Shaffer, Susan Morris
This collection of curriculum units in U.S. history tells some of the untold women's stories that describe some of the historical events and social settings of the past and illustrate some trends for the future. These stories are intended to encourage middle school and junior high school students to explore contemporary women's history themes that correlate with themes previously highlighted in "In Search of Our Past," also from the Women's Educational Equity Act Resource Center. Three main units on contemporary topics are presented in both the "Teacher's Guide" and this "Student Manual." Each unit contains an introduction to the topic and background on the topic, profiles of individual women, interviews with individual women, readings about the unit topic, student activities, selected resources, and a vocabulary (some units). Units are presented on native women, women of the South (southern United States), and immigrant women, and these units encompass sections on the following cultural or historical groups: (1) American Indian women; (2) native Hawaiian women; (3) women of the South (from Civil War to civil rights); (4) Gullah women; (5) immigrant women; (6) Latinas; (7) Soviet Jewish women; and (8) contemporary women from Southeast Asia (Vietnamese). (SLD)
Descriptors: American Indians, Asian Americans, Curriculum, Females, Futures (of Society), Guides, Hispanic Americans, Immigrants, Intermediate Grades, Jews, Junior High School Students, Junior High Schools, Middle School Students, Middle Schools, Multicultural Education, United States History, Womens History, Womens Studies
Women's Educational Equity Act Resource Center, Educational Development Center, Inc., 55 Chapel Street, Newton, MA 02158-1068; toll-free phone: 800-225-3088; world wide web: http://www.edc.org/WomensEquity
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Education, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Educational Development Center, Inc., Newton, MA. WEEA Equity Resource Center.