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Perkins, Linda M. – 1980
The pre-emancipation (1830-1865) black woman reformer was concerned with race "uplift," a sense of duty and obligation to her race. Black women in the North formed mutual aid societies for the economic survival of the destitute. Regardless of economic status, free blacks consistently sought to aid slaves in the South; the poor often saved for…
Descriptors: Black Attitudes, Black Education, Black Employment, Black History
Denniston, Dorothy L. – 1977
This paper examines the scope and historical significance of biographies and autobiographies of ex-slaves. The document focuses primarily on accounts of black women published from 1820-1860, but also discusses several narratives from colonial times. Exploits of famous women slaves including Harriet Tubman and Sojourner Truth are analyzed along…
Descriptors: American Culture, Autobiographies, Biographies, Black Culture
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (DOC), Rockville, MD. – 1979
This booklet contains selected background materials, biographical information, anecdotes, and statements documenting contributions made by blacks to American history. Objectives are to call attention to information about blacks which has been systematically excluded from United States history books and to help people understand the life, heritage,…
Descriptors: Affirmative Action, Bias, Biographical Inventories, Black History
Women's Support Network, Inc., Santa Rosa, CA. – 1983
Designed for elementary and secondary level use, the ideas, materials, and resources in this guide are intended to facilitate teachers' first efforts at expanding the study of women in U.S. history. The cross-cultural guide provides introductory information and suggestions to help develop classroom observances for the National Women's History Week…
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Art Activities, Audiovisual Aids, Biographies
Toro, Leonor; And Others – 1983
Brief information is given on May events celebrated by Puerto Ricans: May Day; Mother's Day; World Red Cross Day; Armed Forces Day; Memorial Day; and the birthdays of Horace Mann ("Father of the Common Schools"), Harry S. Truman, Luis Llorens Torres (poet), Ralph Waldo Emerson (poet), and Patrick Henry (stateman and orator). Designed as…
Descriptors: Black Achievement, Black History, Cultural Activities, Cultural Awareness
Toro, Leonor; Pla, Myrna – 1982
Designed as a resource for teachers, the booklet contains brief information on eight events celebrated by Puerto Ricans in the month of February: La Candelaria; Abraham Lincoln; Black History; Valentine's Day; Julia de Burgos; Luis Munoz Marin; George Washington; and the Carnaval. Written in Spanish, the booklet discusses the orgin and ways of…
Descriptors: Black History, Blacks, Cultural Activities, Cultural Background
Hurwitz, Suzanne, Ed.; And Others – 1980
Designed to supplement what is customarily taught in junior high school United States History courses, this student manual contains three units which focus on women's history. Unit I concerns Native American women in Pre-Columbian America. Readings include The Story of a Zuni Girl--Blue Corn, Native American legends, Women as Leaders, and Native…
Descriptors: American Indians, Employed Women, Females, Immigrants
Schafer, Liza, Comp. – 1994
Suggesting that reading plays aloud is an effective way to promote literacy and history in the grade 4-8 classroom, this book presents 22 short, readers' theater plays about extraordinary American men and women. The plays in the book are designed to enrich classroom learning by building oral literacy, fostering a knowledge of American heritage,…
Descriptors: Acting, Biographies, Class Activities, Creative Dramatics
Ruthsdotter, Mary, Ed.; Eisenberg, Bonnie, Ed. – 1996
This curriculum guide is designed to facilitate teachers' first efforts to introduce information about women in U.S. history. The guide promotes a multicultural awareness of women's history beginning with the Native Americans and proceeding to current issues of diversity. Activities are divided for grades 1-6 and 7-12 but may be adapted as…
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Cultural Differences, Elementary Secondary Education, Females
Buckley, Susan Washburn – 1996
This resource is designed to enhance learning about topics in United States history. The reproducible time lines are easy to use and is designed to encourage students to research other dates and events of the era under study. Suggestions are given for classroom use. The introduction has instructional subjects, such as: "12 Great Ways To Use…
Descriptors: Black History, Elementary Education, History Instruction, Instructional Materials
Julian, Nancy B. – 1979
This study examined the portrayal of women in current U.S. history textbooks which are used in the classroom. Among the questions explored were the following: who among outstanding women is or is not noted, what topics are covered or omitted, how are average women of selected eras treated, and how are women who fought for currently controversial…
Descriptors: Content Analysis, Educational Problems, Females, Research Methodology
Stoloff, David L. – 1998
This project's goal was to develop a network of educational signposts and electronic textbooks to support K-12 student learning and curriculum articulation across eastern Connecticut and to enhance teacher education and graduate programs at Eastern Connecticut State University (ECSU). Through support from an AAUP-CSU grant, selected ECSU graduate…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Computer Uses in Education, Curriculum Development, Electronic Text
Gore, Deborah, Ed. – Goldfinch, 1989
This issue of the "Goldfinch" is devoted to Iowa folklife. The first article explores what "folklife" is and provides several examples. The second article is about artwork and poetry done by Mesquakie Indian children from the Sac and Fox Settlement School near Tama, Iowa. Dome-shaped structures, called "wickiups," in…
Descriptors: Art, Childrens Games, Elementary Education, Folk Culture
Adams, Kelli – Insights into Open Education, 1992
Teachers have allowed the social studies and science areas of instruction to become isolated from vibrant language arts skills, resulting in deficiencies in reading and writing skills within the different content areas. An 8- to 10-week biography unit was developed for a fourth-grade social studies course in an attempt to give students a stronger…
Descriptors: Biographies, Classroom Techniques, Content Area Reading, Content Area Writing
Oyewole, Abiodun – Teachers and Writers Magazine, 1981
First impressions of the well-behaved students in a fourth/fifth grade classroom located in Harlem, New York City. (RL)
Descriptors: Black Community, Classroom Environment, Creative Writing, Discipline
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