ERIC Number: ED436443
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
The Antebellum Women's Movement, 1820 to 1860. A Unit of Study for Grades 8-11.
Leighow, Susan; Sterner-Hine, Rita
Using primary source documents, this teaching unit focuses on changing women's roles, growing awareness of gender inequities, and activist responses to these conditions in the United States between 1820 and 1860. Teacher background materials include a unit overview, correlation to National Standards for United States History, unit objectives, a lesson plan list, and an Introduction to the Antebellum Women's Movement. Five lessons examine: (1) "The 'Separate Spheres' and 'Cult of True Womanhood' Doctrines"; (2) "Women's Work Outside Their Homes"; (3) "Antebellum Temperance and Abolitionist Movements"; and (4) "The Antebellum Women's Movement." Each lesson includes a variety of ideas and approaches for implementation, student resources in the form of primary source documents, handouts, and a bibliography. (MM)
Descriptors: Activism, Consciousness Raising, Females, Feminism, Instructional Materials, Political Attitudes, Primary Sources, Secondary Education, Social Attitudes, Social Change, Social Discrimination, Social Studies, United States History, Womens History, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Historical Materials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Authoring Institution: Organization of American Historians, Bloomington, IN.; National Center for History in the Schools, Los Angeles, CA.