Teaching Intersectional Feminisms
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.
Teacher Working Group: Women, Gender, and Power
Moderator: Georgina Emerson
Audience: Teachers of History (K-12 and college)
How have major historical developments shaped the ways that women in particular negotiate power and influence? Taking a thematic approach, we reimagine new ways to organize the vast material of history to deepen our understanding of women, gender and power. Free and open to anyone, most useful for teachers of history, grades 5-12 and college. This is a free program meeting the first Thursday of every month, beginning October 7. Learn more and sign up.
Book Club for Parents & Teachers of Boys
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 Thursday of every month, beginning October 5. Learn more and sign up.
Every week, beginning this fall
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.