People Power: Focus Question 3: Overview of Teaching and Learning Activities

Read: Focus Question 3: How Have Women Addressed the Issue of Equal Pay for Equal Work?

 

Content

Teaching and Learning Activities

Resources for Students

  • Gender discrimination in the workplace

3a: Pay and Gender Issues for Women Before 1970

  • Students compare wages for men and women who performed similar occupations from the 1950s to today
  • Students examine job advertisements for references to gender
  • Students revise a job advertisement from the 1950s so that it makes no reference to gender.

Handouts

e Resources

Other

  • internet
  • space for students to walk around and interact  
  • Employment attitudes prior to 1970

3b: The Changing Role of Women in the Workforce

  • Students create a photo story of images and key terms showing the changing role of women in the workforce from 1900 to 1970
  • Students analyse images of women during World War II and produce a creative response. 

Handouts

e Resources 

  • Picture Australia
  • National Film and Sound Archive
  • images – The Le@rning Federation digital content (See teacher notes for details regarding access)
    • A typing pool (1950), Education Services Australia Ltd and National Archives of Australia – R2407
    • A female apprentice in the metal trades (1967), Education Services Australia Ltd and National Archives of Australia – R2905
    • Munitions factory worker (1940), Education Services Australia Ltd and National Archives of Australia – R2601
    • Wartime engineering production (1940s), Education Services Australia Ltd and Museum of New Zealand – R2509
    • Women working in a munitions factory (1943), Education Services Australia Ltd and The History Trust of South Australia – R4563
    • Women electroplating army canteen bottles (1940s), Education Services Australia Ltd and The National Museum of New Zealand – R5124
  • video clips – Australian Screen Online 
    • Clip 2: Equal pay paradox, Education Services Australia Ltd (3 min 6 sec) – R7339
    • Clip 3: A very efficient secretary, Education Services Australia Ltd (2 min 45 sec) – R7340
    • While there is still time, Part 1 of 11 (1943), Education Services Australia Ltd and National Film and Sound Archive – R6054

Other

  • Microsoft Word
  • Equal Pay movement
  • Case studies
  • Events in the Equal Pay campaign
  • Equal Opportunity legislation

3c: Notable Campaigners and Key Milestones

  • Students build up biographical profiles on one of the notable women campaigners of the Equal Pay for Equal Work Movement. 
  • Students create an interactive multimedia timeline highlighting the key milestones of the campaign. 

Handouts

e Resources

This site provides the tools for students to build up an argument or description of an event, person or historical period by placing items in a virtual box. You can display anything from a text file to a movie.

Online timeline creator which allow the inclusion of graphics and multimedia elements 


for Muriel Heagney


for Zelda D’Aprano


for Deborah Lawrie

  • Events in the Equal Pay campaign

3d: Equal Pay for Women Matrix

  • Students complete a matrix to analyse the cause and effect relationships of the Equal Pay for Equal Work campaign.

 Handout

Overview of Activities: Focus Question 1 | Focus Question 2 | Focus Question 3 | Teacher Information

People Power Introduction1. Aboriginal Rights | 2. Eight-Hour Day |  3. Equal Pay for Women