Sarah Fields talked about the background of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. She discussed the purpose of the law and how it came to be.
Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972 prohibited discrimination on the basis of sex in educational settings. The law applied to any educational institution that received federal funding. This lesson has students learn about what Title IX does and explore its impact on gender equality today.
Have the students view each of the introductory videos in order to learn about the background of Title IX.
VIDEO CLIP: Title IX and Gender Equity in Education (2:33)
VIDEO CLIP: Title IX's Application to Sports (4:30)
VIDEO CLIP: Title IX and Sexual Harassment and Assault (3:19)
After watching each video, summarize the impact and issues relating to Title IX using the Title IX handout (Google Doc). How does each of the speakers view Title IX and its legacy?
VIDEO CLIP: Sen. Harkin (D-IA) on the Successes of Title IX (2:02)
VIDEO CLIP: Billy Jean King on the Impact of Title IX on Sports and Health (2:20)
VIDEO CLIP: Fatima Goss Graves on Title IX's Impact on Women in Non-Traditional Fields (1:26)
VIDEO CLIP: Nancy Hogshead-Makar on the Impact of Title IX (3:00)
Using the information from the videos and from your personal experiences, address the following prompt with either a written response or through a class debate/discussion.
Current Event Research- Research a news article relating to Title IX. Complete the following tasks after reading the article.
Georgetown University professor Bonnie Morris talked about discrimination against women in sports and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972. Title IX prohibits discrimination on the basis of sex in any federally funded education program or activity.
Professor Sarah Fields talked about the background of Title IX of the Education Amendments Act of 1972. She discussed the purpose of the law and how it came to be.
Professor Sarah Field talked about how Title IX was applied to college and high school sports. She talked about regulations dealing with compliance and some of the consequences those regulations have on other sports at an institution.