Re: Curriculum ideas

kwbabs (
Sun, 3 May 1998 20:38:15 -0400

Thanks Linda for the ideas! I really appreciate your taking the time to
put them down for me! I will definitely try them! Thank you! ~ Tracey

> From: Linda Purrington <>
> To:
> Subject: Re: Curriculum ideas
> Date: Sunday, April 19, 1998 8:20 PM
> Just a few ideas for your Basic Education class:
> One possibility is to work with some of your basic textbooks--you can
> count the numbers of females represented, analyze stereotypes, figure out

> how many females are represented doing important or well paid jobs.
> Follow up with access to online information for gender and labor stats.
> You can also bring in copies of Title VII of the Civil Rights Act,
> covering work discrimination, and a copy of the Office for Civil Rights'
> discrimination reporting form.
> Do you have access to the internet? If you do, or if tech skills are
> part of the job, take a look at some of the sources online: have
> students access the Office for Civil Rights website, the Feminist
> Majority web site (which is vivid and well organized).
> Or have students track the amount of work/chores/jobs they do; and
> others do in their families or living arrangements; have them quantify
> the work done, including rarely paid work such as kin keeping--sending
> birthday cards, making casseroles for sick people, networking with
> neighbors for goodwill.
> Bring in forms to apply for a temporary restraining order against a
> partner who is engaged in domestic violence.
> Have them put on a skit based on Ursula Leguin's Left Hand of Darkness,
> showing a world in which everyone can get pregnant.
> Ask them what changes they want to see for their children in gender
> roles/status.
> Linda Purrington
> Title IX Advocates
> Tracey marino wrote:
> >
> > Please help! I'm looking for hands on ideas for teaching about gender
> -
> > I teach an adult basic education class and most of my students are
> > 18-30. Any suggestions of ideas or good resources would be greatly
> appreciated!
> >
> >

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