UNITED STATES The question is why workers have sorted into these roles—and what would happen if the pay gaps narrowed. (Bloomberg) What are the best jobs in America? Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers Toolkit. Discussion Ideas The fascinating Bloomberg article outlines the jobs “most segregated by gender and race” in the U.S. What does “segregated” mean in … Continue reading What Are the Most Segregated Jobs in America?
We’re slowing down for the summer! Instead of our usual roundup of “This Day in Geographic History” (TDIGH) events, here’s a closer look at one historic event that connects to something in the news today. We’ve also matched it with a map or visual, background information, and additional resources. Friday, June 23 TDIGH: Title IX The 1972 law prohibiting gender discrimination in federally funded educational … Continue reading This Week in Geographic History: Title IX
BUSINESS Mattel has unveiled curvy, petite and tall versions of its iconic fashion doll. The new body types will also be sold in an assortment of skin tones, eye colors, and hairstyles. (New York Times) Use our resources to learn how Barbie made her debut. Teachers, scroll down for a quick list of key resources in our Teachers’ Toolkit. Discussion Ideas How did Barbie come … Continue reading The Shape of Barbie
ARTS A new analysis suggests that women made some of the oldest-known cave art paintings. This study offers a radically new interpretation of art, ancient gender roles, and how modern scholars interpret the past. (National Geographic News) Use our resources to explore how art influences and documents our lives. Discussion Ideas Read the first set of directions in our activity “Gender Roles in Jewish and … Continue reading Were the First Artists Mostly Women?