ERIC Number: ED429006
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Women in the Progressive Era. A Unit of Study for Grades 9-12.
Jason, Alli; Strickland, Louise; McMillen, Margaret
A specific dramatic episode in history that allows students to delve into the deeper meanings of selected landmark events and explore a wider context of historical narrative is represented within this supplementary teaching unit. This approach helps students materialize history as an ongoing, open-ended process that is based upon decisions made in the present. The role of women during the Progressive era in the United States (1890 - 1920) is the focus of this unit. Unit topics include: (1) social conditions that led to women's assumption of wider roles in the public arena during the Progressive era; (2) the impact of higher education for African American women and white middle-class women; (3) methods women used to exert influence in the public arena, including the women's club movement, settlement houses, and labor organizations; (4) differences and tensions between middle-class women reformers and their working-class clients; and (5) individuals, organizations, and events that led to popular acceptance of birth control and suffrage. The guide is based on primary sources taken from documents, artifacts, journals, diaries, newspapers, and literature from the period under study. Teacher background materials, lesson plans, and student resources are given to provide an overview of the entire unit, as well as various ideas and approaches for this unit. Contains 15 suggested reading resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Class Activities, Critical Thinking, Females, High Schools, History Instruction, Middle Class, Settlement Houses, Sex Fairness, Social Action, Unions, United States History, Units of Study, Womens History, Working Class
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.