Women's History Teacher's Guide
The Teach Women's History Project was a program of the Feminist Majority Foundation in the early 1990s.The materials are provided here as a rough guide to teaching women's history.
The past four decades of the women's rights movement have produced extraordinary gains for women in employment, education, sports, media, business, medicine, and the law. No part of the nation's life or the lives of ordinary people have been left untouched by this modern-day movement for social, political, and economic equality for women. Changes in women's and girls' lives have been so sweeping that the present generation in the classroom might just take these changes for granted or think this is the way it has always been. Students may not know that the current day opportunities for women have been recently won --and may not know the struggle for women's equality continues.
This Teach Women's History Kit reviews the modern day women's rights movement -- its goals, events, accomplishments, ideas, and people -- as well as the people, ideas and happenings of the continued opposition to women's equality.