Teaching Intersectional Feminisms - in progress
Instructor: Georgina Emerson | Syllabus
Audience: Humanities Educators (K-12 and college)
We seem to be living a feminist moment. But the movement’s current popularity brings with it confusing paradoxes and mixed messages. Is it truly a boon that corporations and marketing companies embrace the rhetoric of feminism to sell products? We have our first female Vice President. And yet, the Covid crisis pushed some 3 million women out of the workforce. Everywhere, gender binaries are being questioned even as gender reveal parties are all the rage. How can we as teachers and mentors to young people, help them navigate these mixed messages? This an online course that meets monthly for 2 hours, beginning October 12. Learn more and enroll.
Book Club for Parents & Teachers of Boys - Next meeting: Nov 2
Hosts: Georgina Emerson, Jason Ablin and Leslee Udwin
Audience: Parents & Teachers of Boys
How can we, as the adults in their lives, encourage boys to develop empathy, strength, and joy? With that question in mind, we read about and discuss concrete actions to help the boys and young men we love to lead healthy, wonderful lives. This is a free program meeting the first Tuesday of every month.. Learn more and sign up.
Teacher Working Group: Women, Gender, and History - Begins Nov 4
Moderator: Georgina Emerson
Audience: Teachers of History (K-12 and college)
How can we, as teachers, hit the major notes of our history courses in ways that shed light on gender dynamics, and women's experiences, and intersectionality? Each month, we share resources, discuss strategies and explore themes that are especially useful for exploring gender and power in the past. Together, we will read and discuss a peer-reviewed article and compile a list of useful primary and secondary sources. This is a free program meeting the first Thursday of every month, beginning November 4. Learn more and sign up.
Every week, beginning November
Substack Blog: Essays on the History of Women, Gender and Power
Weekly essays aimed at deepening our understanding of women, gender and power. Begin reading.
Every Friday, we publish a free weekly resource, aimed at teachers of grades 7 to 12 in any subject. As with all of TaW's resources, we have gender in mind. But these lessons touch upon a wealth of intersectional material and you can use them in any class or advisory session. We provide a lesson slides and 10-minute video that you can either watch before you teach or show directly to your students. To make things as easy as possible, we provide links or downloadable print-outs to any relevant readings or content. Explore these free resources.
Adapted to a general audience. Anyone interested in the history of women, gender and power can enjoy learning new things and questioning what they think they know about the past. The podcast traces the same events as our teacher masterclass (see above) but with less of an emphasis on how to teach the material. This is a free program. Link coming soon.