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31st December Women’s Movement (Women’s Issues)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site is a non-governmental organization whose membership included 2.5 million women of all social conditions above the 18 years of age. Its President is Nana Kanadu Agyeman Rawlings, former first lady of Ghana. Start by clicking on the About Us link. Once here, visitors can read about the purpose and mission of the organization. For additional perspective on this site, you can read the article “First Lady Syndrome and the Marginalization of Women from Power”, from the link on the homepage of African History in this module.

A Picture Book of Helen Keller.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because , as a child, illness robbed Helen Keller of sight and hearing, but that didn’t stop her from accomplishing many great things. Ages 4 to 8. Reviewed by Adeline Oakley / Boston Chapter Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).

Citation: Adler, David A. (1992). Scott Foresman. $6.95.

Media Type: Book

Ambassador’s Club Video Series. (2002).

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Recommended because these video series represent a collaboration between United Nations Ambassadors and Secretariat members in a joint effort to educate students, Model UN participants and other interested parties about the work of the United Nations. Series I (in four segments) highlights the roles, procedures and challenges in the General Assembly. In addition to providing an educational experience for Model UN participants, this series also highlights the differences between common Model UN procedures and those of the UN in New York. Additional focus is placed on what lessons the Representatives at the UN may learn from their student counterparts at Model UN conferences.
Just completed in the Fall of 2002, Series II and III begin our focus on specific UN issues. These tapes feature experts in various areas of UN affairs discussing what the UN has done in the past, and what it is capable of doing in the future to solve some of the many problems facing the world. These two series can be used by a wide variety of groups, from classroom use, to membership organizations with an international focus, community groups interested in these topics, or Model UN participants.

Based on the success of these series, future video segments will focus on other UN issues, UN Organs, and on the roles of specific Member States within the UN. Be aware of the fact that the video series consist of three series: Series I (The United Nations General Assembly), Series II (The United Nations and Terrorism / The United Nations and Financing), and Series III (The United Nations and Women / The United Nations and Racism). Reviewed by American Model United Nations.

Media Type: Media

Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl.

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Recommended because for two years she and her parents and five other refugees hid from their Nazi pursuers in a warehouse attic in Holland. Eventually they were found and sent to concentration camps. Only Anne’s father survived. He salvaged his daughters remarkable diary, the record of a sensitive adolescent in starkly oppressive times. Recommended for junior and high school students. Reviewed by Adeline Oakley / Boston Chapter Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).

Citation: Frank, Anne. (1993). New York: Pocket Books. $4.99.

Media Type: Book

Annual Editions: Global Issues 09/10. (2009).

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Recommended because new editions each year contain collections of 30-40 up to date articles from scholars and the world press that examine the most important global issues facing the planet.  The book has a world map, a glossary, a topic guide, and a list of related websites. This is one of many Annual Editions series. Others (see list on the Annual Editions website) are also relevant to specific issues as well as regional studies.

Citation: Jackson, Robert M. (editor). Guilford, CT: McGraw-Hill/Dushkin. http://www.dushkin.com

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Becoming an Advocate Step by Step: Women’s Experiences in Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States.

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Recommended because this book is about the struggles and strategies of women grappling to become human rights advocates capable of effecting changes in law and practice to uphold women’s basic rights. In this book, champions of women’s rights from Central and Eastern Europe and the Newly Independent States tell their own stories about the opportunities and challenges they faced as they engaged their governments in the profoundly democratic process of human rights advocacy. Becoming an Advocate Step by Step is as much about their experience and “step by step” learning as it is about the policy changes effected through advocacy. It is about both product and process. Recommended for high school students. Reviewed by Women, Law & Development International.

Citation: Schuler, Margaret, & Reilly, Molly (Eds.). (1993). Women Law & Development Intl. $15.00.

Media Type: Book

Celebration of Women Writers

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site attempts to promote awareness of the breadth and variety of women’s writing, which tends to be ignored. Topics and materials included in this site are a list of books and their bibliographical information by author, category, century, country, and ethnicity. This site would be used by teachers to find suitable books for their students to introduce female writers or to let students recognize the significant contribution of female writers by showing a list of books written by women. Recommended for junior and high school students. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Conversation With History: Women’s Rights (Berkeley)

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Recommended because this site attempts to help us understand movements for human emancipation and liberation. Topics and materials included in this site are an extensive timeline of historical events related to women’s rights along with general historical events from 1776 to 2001, video interviews, transcripts, and bibliographies of human rights activists, links to two lesson plans by New York Times, and glossary of key terms on human rights and activism. Start by “TIME LINE” since it provides historical events on women’s rights in terms of power, law, and consciousness of the world. It is also recommended to start with Lesson Plans in ACTIVITY page since it includes the NY Times lesson plans for grades 6-8 and grades 9-12. Be aware of the fact that you need Real Player to watch video interviews and some documents are available in PDF file requiring Adobe Acrobat Reader. Recommended for elementary, junior, and high school students. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/02/03.

Curricular Crossings: Women’s Studies and Area Studies

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Recommended because this site is a project by the Five College Women’s Studies Research Center supporting scholarly and creative work in women’s studies. Although this site offers teaching syllabi and materials for college classrooms, they can be modified or chosen for high school students. Topics and materials included in this site are information about credits of this project, article index, syllabus index, and history of the project. I recommend you start with “Introduction” since it explains how you can move around this site. Be aware of the fact that this site also offers a list of authors of articles about women’s issues in particular regions: Latin America, Africa, South Asia, Middle East, and Global / Transregional. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/02/03

Distinguished Women of Past and Present

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Recommended because its effort to promote acknowledgement of distinguished women that history textbooks tend to ignore. Topics and materials included in this site are biographies of women who contributed to our culture in many different ways and who are writers, educators, scientists, heads of state, politicians, civil rights crusaders, artists, entertainers, and others. Be aware of the fact that you can search for distinguished women by subject and name. This site, like a website “Celebration of Women Writers,” helps students to recognize historical contributions of women that tend to be ignored. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Gender Gap

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Recommended because this site provides the facts and figures violated the equal opportunity and treatment based on gender in the U.S. Topics and materials included in this site are information about elections from 1997 to 2002, the upcoming 2004 election, the women representing in states’ Executive Legislative and Judicial branches, women in government, and women having served in and with the US military. Start by the front page of this site since it provides information about what is in this site and what we should pay attention to in each page. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Global Fund for Women (GFW)

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Recommended because Global Fund for Women advocates for and defends women’s human rights by making grants to support women’s groups around the world. Topics and materials included in this site are information about their work, how to get involved, news and resources, and relevant links. I recommend you start with “GFW in the news” in “news and resources” since it offers a list of recent articles about women’s human rights issues and GFW’s work toward the issues by various news media. Start by “Raising Our Voices” in “GFW Publications” since it provides news about the Global Fund’s activities and women’s rights around the world. Be aware that this site presents some resources on women’s human rights issues for sale produced by GFW. Recommended for high school students. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/02/03.

Global Sisterhood Network

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Recommended because of its effort to monitor electronic and print media for developments in agriculture, economics, employment, environment, health, law, militarism, politics, technology, trade and science which have a direct impact on the realities of women’s lives. Topics and materials included in this site are critical comments and news and journal articles on feminist projects and groups around the world, and current issues and comment. Start by “Current Issues and Comment” in the front page of this site since it presents information about recent publications, media, and conference news on women issues. Be aware of the fact that there is a list of associated groups and 22 projects on this site. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Globalization 101

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Recommended because this web site is extremely useful to secondary teachers and students who are studying globalization and global issues. Links which are provided are helpful to students and teachers and extend their research with extensive compilations of governmental and non governmental sources. Start by clicking on Teaching Tools. The user of this web site will find a number of lesson plans dealing with issues such as trade, technology, investment, health, culture, environment, migration, and IMF/World Bank. Reviewed by Ron Reichel. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Center for Research on Women (ICRW)

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Recommended because ICRW attempts to improve the lives of women in poverty, advance women’s equality and human rights, and contribute to the broader economic and social well-being. Topics and materials included in this site are links to current research, related publications, and related resources of various women issues: poverty reduction, HIV/AIDS, reproductive health, social change, adolescence, and policy & advocacy. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

International Institute for Sustainable Development

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Recommended because  The International Institute for Sustainable Development’s goal is to promote sustainable development throughout the world, to include economic, environmental, equality, technology, and peaceful initiatives.  Start with the “Our Knowledge” tab on the main menu bar for topic themes and initiatives.  From here, you can find publications and research on each topic.  This site is appropriate for secondary and post-secondary students.  Reviewed by Sara Adducchio 2012.

International Organization for Migration

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Recommended because the site encompasses a variety of migration management activities throughout the world. Topics about migration include assisted returns, counter-trafficking, labour migration, migration health, movements, mass information, and technical cooperation on migration, migration policy and research programme, working group on gender issues, individual portraits, and links to relevant program and project web sites. Start with Media to see photo essays an videos of stories of people and places.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.

International Women’s Day

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Recommended because of its effort to promote international women’s day on March 8 and offer an interdisciplinary teacher guide to teach this day. The information and activities in this site are for students 11-16 years of age. Topics and materials included in this site are lesson activities to teach international women’s day and women issues, a teacher guide, and relevant links. Start by “Teacher Guide” since it provides information about how this site can be used and on-line relevant resources. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Managing Conflict (Teaching Units 2). (1992).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it contains teacher-developed materials on teaching about managing conflict on an interpersonal or community level. The resources and materials, presented as teaching units, were created by middle/high school teachers and college/university professors and are recommended for middle, high, and college/university-level students. The book has four simulations on (1) teaching successful conflict management skills, (2) gender differences in conversation and negotiation (i.e., the Red/Green Exercise of same gender group conflict, competition and negotiation), (3) where should a city build a homeless shelter, and (4) negotiation at a governor’s school.

Citation: Wilson, Angene, & Mingst, Karen. Washington, DC: U.S. Institute of Peace.

Media Type: Book

May Chinn: The Best Medicine.

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Recommended because this inspiring biography shows how a determined young woman overcame prejudice and poverty to become one of the first female African-American doctors in the United States. Ages 8 to 12. Reviewed by Adeline Oakley / Boston Chapter Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).

Citation: Butts, Ellen, & J. Schwartz. (1995). W. H. Freeman & Co. $14.95.

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Monday’s Girls. (1993).

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Recommended because this book explores the conflict between modern individualism and traditional communities in Africa through the eyes of two young Waikiriki women from the Niger delta. Although both come from leading families in the same large island town, Florence looks at the iria women’s initiation ceremony as an honor, while Azikiwe, who has lived in the city for ten years, sees it as an indignity. Ngozi Onwurah, director of such feminist classics as Coffee Coloured Children and Body Beautiful, herself an Anglo-Nigerian, turns a wry but sympathetic eye on the cross-cultural confusions. Reviewed by Women and International Development Program Michigan State University http://www.isp.msu.edu/WID/.

Media Type: Media

Mother’s Nature: An Exploration of the Million Mom March and Other Women’s Movements (Daily Lesson Plan New York Times) (Berkeley)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this lesson provides students an opportunity to explore the concept of ‘women’s issues’ and examine the role that grassroots alliances of women have played in American history. This lesson plan is designed for grades 6-8 and 9-12. Topics and materials included in this site are a lesson plan including objectives, resources / materials, activities / procedures, further questions for discussion, evaluation / assessment, vocabulary, and extension activities. Be aware of the fact that this lesson plan can be displayed in a single-page format or printer friendly format. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

New Directions. (1997).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because “New Directions” is award-winning documentarian Joanne Burke’s series about women’s empowerment in developing countries. Each one spotlights the critical role women are playing as community based leaders: providing education, inspiration and practical assistance to other women in their countries (Bangkok, Guatemala, Mali, and Zimbabwe). Reviewed by Women Make Movies http://www.wmm.com/index.htm.

Media Type: Media

On Prejudice: A Global Perspective. (1993).

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Recommended because it presents the works of acclaimed writers who analyze, explore, and discuss the pervasiveness of prejudice throughout human history (i.e., slavery, the Holocaust, apartheid, ethnic conflict in Europe and Africa, etc.). The book is divided into three sections: Section 1 uses essays to introduce readers to the values of prejudice, Section 2 explores prejudice through intercultural fiction and poetry, and Section 3 offers written works that explore hope, reconciliation, commonality, and peace. The book also provides (1) brief bibliographical biographies of contributors, (2) an appendix of selected human rights declarations and statements on race, and (3) a resource list of organizations that promote global understanding and the eradication of prejudice worldwide.

Citation: Gioseffi, Daniela. New York: Anchor Books/Doubleday.

Media Type: Book

Outreach World

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because of its resources on regions around the world. Affiliated with the National Resource Center network, this website contains peer-reviewed lesson units for educators.  Resources are searchable by region, grade level, subject, resource type, instructional strategies, or country.  On this website, you will also find news about various outreach activities currently taking place as well as upcoming workshops, conferences and professional development opportunities offered locally, regionally, nationally and overseas. Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

Population Reference Bureau

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Recommended as a leader in providing timely and objective information on population trends (see Datafinder) and their implications as the world population exceeds 7 billion. Sections include focus areas, topics, and regions, datafinder, quickfacts, and PRB library. There are specific pages for educators and journalists,  Start with Datafinder for graphics and stats and Educators which provides lesson plans, resource guides, US in the world, etc. QuickFacts is also recommended since it provides information by topics related to population issues such as education, gender, population trends.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12

 

Stolen Dreams: Portraits of Working Children. (1998).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because it documents the lives of working children in India, Nepal, Bangladesh, Indonesia, Mexico, and the United States. The book explores (1) why children work, (2) where children work, and (3) what can be done about the problems and issues associated with child labor. Here’s a quote from Doi, a 13 year old factory worker in Bangkok, Thailand: “My father died and my mother just didn’t have enough money to feed all my brothers and sisters, so that’s why I came to work. What I really miss is games. We don’t have any time to play football or anything like that. I don’t understand why we can’t have some time in the evening to play. I suppose it’s because there’s so much work to do.”

Citation: Parker, David L. with Engfer, Lee, & Conrow, Robert. Minneapolis: Lerner Publications.

Media Type: Book

Teaching Human Rights – Third Edition.

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Recommended because this book is based on and inspired by the United Nations’ Universal Declaration of Human Rights, with activities focusing on political, civil, social, and economic rights. Activities include role plays, poetry, critical activities with editorial cartoons and newspaper stories, crosswords, and analysis of charts and graphs. An African perspective on human rights is included, and themes of new activities include issues related to refugees and women. Reviewed by The Center for Teaching International Relations at the University of Denver.

Citation: Shiman, David. (1999). $34.95.

Media Type: Book

The Born Again Muslims. (1999).

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Recommended because the first of three videos in a series entitled Beyond the Veil: The Conflict Between the Muslim World and the West. It emphasizes that the Muslim world is not monolithic in its views by providing an overview of the laws regarding the veiling of women. Reviewed by Women and International Development Program Michigan State University http://www.isp.msu.edu/WID/.

Media Type: Media

The Dream Becomes a Reality (?) (1996).

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Recommended because it features six young Eritrean women who participated in the 30-year military struggle for independence from Ethiopia. These women speak of tragedies and accomplishments of the war, the gender egalitarianism among the liberation forces, and their current thoughts on the situation of women in postwar Eritrea. Reviewed by Women and International Development Program Michigan State University http://www.isp.msu.edu/WID/.

Media Type: Media

The Girl Who Loved Caterpillars.

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Recommended because in this Japanese folk tale, a young woman resists social and family pressures as she befriends caterpillars and worms rather than taking up the hobbies of the ladies in the Emperor’s court. Recommended for elementary students. Reviewed by Adeline Oakley / Boston Chapter Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).

Citation: Merrill, Jean. (1992). New York: Philomel Books. $16.99.

Media Type: Book

The Globalization Website

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because because it provides links to a large amount of globalization resources. The site links to organizations, books, people, issues, theories, and a glossary. The site also links to other megasites, data sources, non-English sites (German, French, and Spanish). Start with General Links. and Data Sources (which are categorized by country or issue).  Updated by Sara Adducchio 2012.

The Second Sex.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this book was first published in 1953. Global examination of historical and contemporary records supports her premise that women were forced by tradition into making choices from a secondary or inferior position in relation to men. Neither petulant nor emotional, this logical treatise postulates that pervasive injustice vitiates relationships between the sexes. Recommended for high school students. Reviewed by Adeline Oakley / Boston Chapter Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).

Citation: de Beauvoir, Simone. (1989). New York: Vintage Books. $17.00.

Media Type: Book

The Sky: A Silent Witness. (1995).

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Recommended because , produced in association with Amnesty International, this meditative documentary about human rights follows a journey to reclaim the remains of 180 massacre victims. Intercut throughout the telling of this story is riveting black-and-white footage of women from across the globe, including a Tibetan Buddhist nun, a Tiananmen Square demonstrator, and an African American civil rights worker, testifying about human rights abuses in their own countries. Reviewed by Women Make Movies http://www.wmm.com/index.htm.

Media Type: Media

The State of the Women: Women’s Status around the Globe: Work, Health, Education, and Personal Freedom, 2nd edition (1997).

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Recommended because it explores women’s lives across continents and cultures. The book contains full-color maps, text, and other graphics that focus on (1) equality, motherhood, feminisms, beauty culture, women at work, women in the global economy, changing households, domestic violence, time budgets, girl children, lesbian rights, women in government, etc.

Citation: Seager, Joni. London: Penguin.

Media Type: Book

To Empower Women: The Beijing Women’s Conference.

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Recommended because this video shows women from Zimbabwe, Germany, Papua New Guinea, China, Iran, the Philippines, Israel, the Solomon Islands, and the United States formulating the Beijing Declaration and its five planks: poverty, education, economics, human rights, and armed conflict. Reviewed by Women and International Development Program Michigan State University http://www.isp.msu.edu/WID/.

Media Type: Media

UNICEF Voices of Youth

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site provides an electronic discussion about the future as we face the 21st century. Topics and materials included in this site are information, quizzes, discussion forum, and take action session in each issue: child protection, girls’ education, AIDS / HIV, immunization, media and dialogue, sustainable development, and early childhood (coming soon), and teachers resources. Start by “Teachers Talking about Learning” in “For Teachers” since it provides information about user’s guide and detailed information of each section in this site. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Vis-A-Vis: Beyond the Veil. (1998).

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because explores the political and cultural differences between Iran and America through the perspectives of two women. The issues discussed range from beliefs about womanhood to freedom of speech and the role of religion in society. Reviewed by Women and International Development Program Michigan State University http://www.isp.msu.edu/WID/.

Media Type: Media

Voices of Change. (1996).

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Recommended because an wide ranging examination both of individual activism and issues facing women worldwide this inspiring five-part documentary offers invaluable insights into the realities of international feminism. As women discuss their work for native and worker’s rights, educational equity, and the search for free expression, they connect their activism to past and future familial and cultural traditions. Reviewed by Women Make Movies http://www.wmm.com/index.htm.

Media Type: Media

Women and Social Movements in the United States, 1775 – 2000 (Cornell)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site presents extensive documents and materials about women and social movements including over 1000 documents, almost 400 images, and nearly 400 links to other websites. Topics and materials included in this site are documents, bibliography, website of the month, teacher’s corner, and project of the month. Start by “Teacher’s Corner” since it offers lesson ideas, document-based questions, and other classroom uses of the Women and Social Movements Websites Be aware of the fact that you can narrow down resources about particular topics gradually since all of them are organized by date and subject. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/03/03.

Women for Women International

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Recommended because women for women international supports women survivors of war by offering them tools and resources to move from crisis and poverty into a civil society that promotes and protects peace, stability, and self-sufficiency. This site would be good for high school students. Topics and materials included in this site are success stories of women around the world, fact sheets of countries such as Afghanistan, Bosnia, Columbia, and Iraq, and articles on women’s issues such as honor killings, refugees and internally displaced persons, and women and war. Start by “Issues” in “Women in the World Today” since it provides valuable information about women’ issues and relevant resources. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/05/03.

Women in World History Curriculum

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Recommended because of its effort to develop classroom materials which can bring the exciting new scholarship being developed about women into the classroom. This site would be good for secondary teachers looking for teaching materials and curriculum to teach about women in world history. Topics and materials included in this site are information about Women Rulers, First Millennium Women, Female Heroes, lessons, reviews of resources, words of wisdom, and relevant links. Start by “lessons” since it provides various lesson activities to teach about women in history. Be aware of the fact that this site also offers Women in World History curriculum units for sale and you can order them here. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/05/03.

Women Warrior.

Posted by: globaledadmin on Monday, February 8, 2010

Recommended because this book was first published in 1975. Her book describes the “ghosts” who haunted her childhood: figures from Chinese cautionary tales and white-faced Americans whose “otherness” frightened her immigrant parents. Retracing the legends, she has come to terms with ghosts and feels the blood of the Woman Warrior in her veins. Recommended for high school students. Reviewed by Adeline Oakley / Boston Chapter Women’s National Book Association (WNBA).

Citation: Kingston, Maxine Hong. (2000). Vintage International Edition. $12.80.

Media Type: Book

Women’s History Theme (Wisconsin)

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because this site provides bibliographies of women in world history. Topics and materials included in this site are cross-word puzzle of famous women, bibliographies for reading comprehension, randomly selected bibliographies, individual bibliographies, relevant articles about women’s rights, and more cross-word puzzles. Be aware of the fact that each bibliography for reading comprehension also provides a sample worksheet and you can receive more materials in becoming a subscriber here. Reviewed by Masataka Kasai, 8/05/03.

Women’s Work in Industrial Revolutions

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Recommended because “Women’s Work in Industrial Revolutions: Primary Source Lessons from Europe and East Asia” uses a total of 64 primary source materials from 19th and early 20th century Europe, Japan, and China, and from contemporary Africa, Mexico, Bangladesh and China to examine women’s crucial contribution to the process of industrialization. There are six stand alone thematic sections; each includes reproducible student background information, focus questions, short primary source documents, follow-up inquiry questions, and/or lesson worksheets. The primary sources range from government reports, first person accounts, worker contracts, charts, cartoons and songs. Also find correlations with National World History and AP Standards, a teacher essay, glossary, bibliography, and relevant internet sites.

Citation: Reese, Lyn. Berkeley, CA. Spiralbound. 2005.

Media Type: Book

You Think!

Posted by: globaledadmin on Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Recommended because it is a very easy-to-navigate educational tool developed for teachers and student research on environmental, financial, social, political and cultural issues across the world.  There is information on MDGs, AIDS, climate change, corruption, education, energy, food & agriculture, gender, health, information & communications, international trade, natural resources, population, poverty, private sector development, sustainable development, urbanization, water & sanitation, and more. Start by checking out Issues, Multimedia and For Teachers.  Reviewed by Merry Merryfield 1/3/12.