[relo] american culture series: women's history month

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ACAO Melissa Schumi Jones and Senior English Language Fellow Rae Roberts present.


  • 1. American CultureWebinarsForEnglish Language TeachersBrought to you by:U.S. Embassy Limas Public Affairs Section
  • 2. WELCOME!Our goal: To provide info on U.S. cultureAND to help you create an effective plan to use inyour classroom.Please ask questions! Thats why were here.
  • 3. What shall we discuss today?
  • 5. Why are wetalking justabout women?What aboutmen?Men haveRights too!Isnt thatdiscrimination?
  • 6. Early Leaders of the U.S MovementLucretia MottSusan B. AnthonyElizabeth Cady Stanton
  • 7. Womens Suffrage
  • 8. Eleanor Roosevelt One of the most influential women in 20thCentury Eleanor married her cousin FranklinRoosevelt, a rising politician, who becamegovernor of New York right before theGreat Depression began. She was First Lady from 1933-1945. Her work focusedon issues of gender, racial, and economic equality. During WWII, she became involved in three main areas:refugee affairs, home front issues, and the welfare ofsoldiers.
  • 9. Women and WWII
  • 10. Eleanor RooseveltAfter FDRs presidency and death, Eleanorwanted to retreat to private life, but thecountry needed her. She became a delegateto the United Nations, where she chairedthe Human Rights Commission and was oneof the authors of the Universal Declarationof Human Rights passed in 1948.President John F. Kennedy asked her toreturn to the United Nations. She chairedhis Commission on the Status of Women,where she worked for the Equal Pay Act.President Kennedy nominated Eleanor Roosevelt for the Nobel PeacePrize, though she did not win the award.She passed away in New York City in 1962 at age 78.
  • 11. The Second WaveBetty FriedanGloria Steinem
  • 12. Todays Struggle The struggle for gender equality not over yet in theUnited States or around the world. What is most needed to help the situation of women andgirls around the world?EDUCATION!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 13. What the U.S. President saysEmpowering women isnt just theright thing to do its the smartthing to do. When women succeed,nations are more safe, more secure,and more prosperous. Over the lastyear, weve seen women and girlsinspiring communities and entirecountries to stand up for freedomand justice. President Barack ObamaMarch 8, 2013
  • 14. Plan your Lesson Plan1) What are your topics?2) What kind of questions/conversations starterswill you ask?3) What new vocabulary do you need?4) What activities can you do with your students?
  • 15. Discussion Questions Do you think men and women have equalrights? Why or why not? Who are the women leaders in yourcommunity? In your country? What challenges do you think face womentoday? Are they different that your mothersgeneration? Your grandmothers?
  • 16. Vocabulary - BeginnerOpportunityContributionLeaderEducationRightsEqual pay
  • 17. Vocabulary - AdvancedSuffrageGenderNineteenth AmendmentInternational Womens DayEmpowerment
  • 18. Activities - Quilt Project1) Activity #1 Womens day cooperative quilt projectObjectiveTo celebrate International Womens Day or Womens HistoryMonth, students will design a fabric square focused on a specificwoman or an issue related to women. The fabric squares of allstudents will then be put together to create a quilt (blanket) fordisplay.DirectionsProvide a short reading about International Womens day. Go overthe reading and vocabulary related to the reading.Instruct students to represent their thoughts on women throughwords, pictures, and/or symbols. Ex. choose a specific woman anddescribe their impact or choose an issue related to women(domestic violence, equality, women leaders, women in theworkforce, trafficking/prostitution) and express their ideas)
  • 19. ActivitiesActivity # 2 Girl Rising Video trailerObjective To increase awareness about girls lack of education opportunitiesworldwide. Secondarily, to consider the factors of discrimination ofopportunities, especially for girls from poor or indigenouscommunities.DirectionsPre-video viewing questions:Not everyone attends school. Why might some students not attendschool? Show movie trailer: Girls Rising. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BJsvklXhYaE Ask post video discussion questions (show video again, if needed)
  • 20. Pre and Post-Listening Task What did you see? (Low/intermediate) Try to remember 3 words you hear (All levels) How did the girls show courage?(Intermediate/high) What impressed you most? (High)(Play the video more than once, if needed!)
  • 21. Activities - Reading to WritingActivity # 3 Girls EducationObjective To increase awareness about girls lack of education opportunitiesin your students country. Additionally, to consider the factors ofdiscrimination of opportunities, especially for girls from poor orindigenous communities.Instructions Find article with statistics on your country or a story (see example) Modify the reading for your class level. Have students in a small group discuss and write a paragraph aboutwhat a student like Senna might feel or think about going toschool.
  • 22. http://www.peruthisweek.com/culture-114-documentary-shines-light-on-education-gap-for-indigenous-girls-in-peru/Example: Show an article on Girls EducationOr use the Photo to stimulate discussion
  • 23. Adapting an Authentic ReadingFor High/Intermediate (modify text)Senna is a teenager from the icy peaks mountains of LaRinconada, Peru. an Andean mining town at an elevation of17,000 feet. Her mother and father spend their liveshammering rock in the gold mines, never acquiring having anygold for themselves. Her father is adamant believes thatSenna should go to school so that she can do better thanhim. At school she finds strength and courage in poetry. Oneday at school, her teacher read the poem Masa by CsarVallejo. and it awakened something within Senna. She saw areflection of herself within the lines of Vallejos poetry. Herteacher allowed her to copy the poem in her notebook afterclass. She treasured and memorized the poem. repeating it likea mantra. Later came more poems, her own.
  • 24. ResourcesAmerican English webpage americanenglish.state.govRELO Andes webpage reloandes.com (Link to this presentation found here!)National Womens History Museum (in Wash, DC) http://www.nwhm.org/
  • 25. QUESTIONS?Remember:You can check out the webinars and thecorresponding resources on theRELO Andes blog - reloandes.com