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Watch the Screencast:
Screencast Available from:
Screencast is also embedded within Wiki, Blog, and Ning.
Explore content on site, and choose a topic that interests you.
Evaluate what content is available to the community.
For example, go to MIT Courseware post and find a course that interests you
from the list:
Browse ʻMom Newsʼ,
Start a discussion on or respond to
someone elseʼs.
Examine and reflect on those resources in light of their experience of the issue/
topic/challenge/problem, and how it has shaped who they are as a person.
Anything You Want, This is Your Community!
Add any additional resources they found helpful to delicious, wiki, or NING, and
share your feelings with other participants via comments, posts, etc.
Materials and Handy Resources:
Getting Started Guide:
Located at:
Located at:
Read All About ʻItʼ:
Blog Postings such as:
Science, Pseudoscience, and the Great Vaccination Debate: http://
The Importance of Family Dinners:
Think About It:
Reflect on personal experience and observations and compare and contrast to
those presented.
Talk Back:
Share your frustrations, Relate via discussion postings, comments, and add
additional information and resources.

Materials and Handy Resources:
Blog Posts and Blog Tagrolls, Link Lists, RSS Feeds::
Located at:
Ning Videos, Discussions, Forum and Chat:
Located at:
Wiki Information, Resources, and Discussions:
Located at:

Old School Love, Marriage, and Sexism:
Back to the Future:
View pages on wiki relating to Love and Marriage 1950ʼs Style and Sexism.
Reflect on sexism, gender roles, stereotypes, in the 1950ʼs and today as you
view content on
+1950%27s+Style and
Post reaction to films in discussion tab of Wiki. How are things different now?
How are they the same? How can we break away from the stereotypes and
sexism that remains? Do you want to? How will you?

Materials and Handy Resources:
Love and Marriage 1950ʼs Style Wiki Page:
Located at:
Sexism Wiki Page:
Located at:
A Womanʼs Place:
Find additional resources and information relating to sexism and gender roles.
Or, go to to download
a zip file of scholarly resources related to the topic.
What does it mean to be a woman? What is a womanʼs proper role? How have
women been held back or empowered by sexism and gender? Discuss your
ideas and understandings of what you believe a womanʼs role is, and how
individuals and society might change and women might take on new roles or
revise current ones. Post new resources to Wiki or Delicious Bookmarks.
Virtual Roundtable:
Discuss changes you plan to make and try them out in your personal life. Try
new roles and give and receive feedback via Discussion Forums on Ning.

Materials and Handy Resources:
Google Reader Feeds:

Bringing Inner Changes to the Outside World:
Discuss changes you have made in your personal life.
Give and get feedback on the change process initiated.
Revise and reconcile these changes with your life. Support others in making
positive changes by providing adding resource and content to the community,
and giving support and encouragement in forums. Get others involved, and
support them by referring them to the Getting Started Guide.

Materials and Handy Resources:

Reference Materials Relating To Unit Plan & Materials:
Danieljbmitchell. (2007, June 16). Attitudes toward working women in the 1950s. Video.

Dolan, A. (2009). Formative Evaluation. Google Docs.

Drexler, Wendy, Baralt, Anna & Dawson, Kara (2008). The Teach Web 2.0 Consortium: a tool to
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Duvall, E.R.M, & Hill, R. (1953). When You Marry.

Gunawardena, C., Ortegano‐Layne, L., Carabajal, K., Frechette, C., Lindemann, K., & Jennings, B.
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Gunawardena, C. N., Jennings, B., Layne, O. L. C., Frechette, C., Carabajal, K., Lindemann, K., &
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Hardin, G. (13 December 1968). The Tragedy of the Commons. Science,162(3859), 1243-1248,
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Huancaina. (2007, March 27). Are You Popular? Video.

Institute for Womenʼs Policy Research IWPR. (2009). The Gender Wage Gap: 2008 (IWPR #C350).
# Washington, DC: Author.

Institute for Womenʼs Policy Research IWPR. (2008) Improving Pay Equity Would Mean Great Gains
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Jayson, Sharon. (2007, May 9). ʻSlacker Momsʼ urge other mothers to chill. USA Today, Health and
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Oliver, R. (2000). When Teaching Meets Learning: Design Principles and Strategies for Web-based
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# conference.
Oliver, R., & Herrington, J. (2003). Exploring Technology-Mediated Learning from a Pedagogical
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Parker, Kim. (2009 Oct 1). The Harried Life of a Working Mother. Pew Social & Demographic
! Trends.
Pew Research Center. (2007). Motherhood Today: Tougher Challenges, Less Success. Washington,
# DC: Author.

Prelinger Archives. (1950). This Charming Couple. Video.
# ThisChar1950

Propaganda Hound. (2008, November 2). 1950 - Are You Ready for Marriage? Video.

Shaggylocks. (2007, June 6). The Trouble With Women (1959). Video.

Shaggylocks. (2007, June 8). How Much Affection? (1958) Part I. Video.

Shaggylocks. (2007, June 8). How Much Affection? (1958) Part II. Video.

St. George, D. (2007, March 20). Fathers Are No Longer Glued to Their Recliners: Childcare,
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Sternberg, R. & Grigorenko, E. (2004). Intelligence and Culture: How Culture Shapes What
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Stevenson, B. & Wolfers, J. (12 May 2009). The Paradox of Declining Female Happiness. American
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U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics. (2008). Married Parents Use of Time Survey. USDL Publication No.
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