March 24, 2010
Banquet Hall South, Campion Student Center
- Gender in Cyberspace Team Project Assignment: The Internet offers a vast and easily accessible laboratory for studying many aspects of gender, and this assignment, created by Barbara McManus of The College of New Rochelle, provides an example of one such student activity. Students were asked to explore the question “How does the Internet affect gender constructions?” from the perspective of one type of website or communication technology. This page gives detailed information for the assignment and presents a report on its results.
- Men, Women, and the Blues: The Public Broadcasting System presents a lesson on using Blues music to help students explore gender divisions in the United States; the page includes discussion questions and links to audio files of three Blues songs. This lesson was designed for high school students, but it provides an example of how multimedia web resources may be used to promote gender studies. This site might be coupled with others, such as the PBS sites Women in Jazz and Welcome to the Club: The Women of Rockabilly, plus The Cover Zone: Celebrating the Women of Rock.
- Teaching with Documents: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment: This site presents a group of primary documents and the script of a narrative dramatizing the fight for Women's Suffrage entitled Failure is Impossible. If used in conjunction with the much richer archival collections from the American Memory sites Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921 and By Popular Demand: “Votes for Women” Suffrage Pictures, 1850-1920, students will be able to explore many issues relating to the suffrage struggle using primary materials otherwise available only in the National Archives.
- Gateway Site:
- Voice of the Shuttle: Gender and Sexuality Studies classified and briefly annotated by a team in the English Department of UC Santa Barbara.
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