Goals in Multicultural Education: Toward a More Gender-Inclusive U.S. History Curriculum
Primary Advisor/Dissertation Chair
Secondary Advisor/Reader One
This capstone engages the framework of James Banks' approaches to multicultural education to create a curriculum that fully integrates women's roles, experiences, and contributions into United States history instruction. Best practices researched through a detailed literature review are utilized in fourteen lesson plans that span four historical periods typically covered at the secondary level. Lessons allow students to construct their own historical knowledge and understanding by focusing on primary sources produced by women throughout history. Students are also guided to recognize and understand the importance and relevance of women's history to their own lives, and encouraged to view historical and current events and concepts through a critical, gender-informed, multicultural lens. This capstone envisions social studies as a means to develop citizens more accepting and compassionate towards each other, less restricted and harmed by gender roles and systemic misogyny, and inspired to involve themselves in increased democratic engagement and social action.
Curriculum, Gender, Multicultural Education, Social Justice
Erickson, Caroline L., "Goals in Multicultural Education: Toward a More Gender-Inclusive U.S. History Curriculum" (2015). School of Education Student Capstone Theses and Dissertations. 152.