Below you will find curricula developed and written by Kesa Kivel that are available for facilitators, parents, young people, social workers, counselors, health providers, and others to read online and/or to download for free:

Girl House and Beyond:
A Facilitator's Guide for Empowering Young Women

51 pages, 30 photos/illustrations

Moon Magic Workshop on Puberty:
A Facilitator's Guide for Helping Girls Come of Age

35 pages, 2 photos/illustrations

Taking Our Place in the Art World:
Feminist Arts Curriculum

26 pages

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Girl House and Beyond:
A Facilitator’s Guide for Empowering
Young Women

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The purpose of the Girl House and Beyond curriculum is to help facilitators create a safe environment in which students can view the Girl House Art Project film and explore the topic of sexual harassment through ten engaging activities, many of which include artwork. Even if a facilitator does not have access to the film, she or he can still do nine of the activities. The intention is for students who have been sexually harassed to begin the healing process, and for all students to learn some critical thinking skills and gain an understanding of the social/cultural factors that affect girls’ and women’s lives.

• Preface, Section One: About the Project pdf (1.0 MB)
• Section Two: Facilitator's Overview pdf
(480 KB)
• Section Three: Activities pdf
(4.6 MB)
• Section Four: Resources pdf
(674 KB)
• Girl House and Beyond pdf (complete document, 6.4 MB)





Moon Magic Workshop on Puberty:
A Facilitator’s Guide for Helping Girls
Come of Age

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Moon Magic Workshop on Puberty addresses the emotional, practical, and cultural aspects of menstruation and growing up female. It helps girls who participate in the workshop to discover things to love and cherish about being a girl growing into a woman, become more aware of the cultural context for the challenges they face, and become more empowered to face these challenges. 
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The curriculum includes the following: lesson plans; a butterfly art activity to help girls develop their intuition; discussion questions and a handout to help girls deal with leaks; a read-around activity on puberty rites from around the world; an exercise in which girls learn some critical thinking skills and critique menstrual product advertisements; a red jellybean celebration; and a take-home materials for parents and guardians, offering talking points about growing up female, a recommended reading list, and suggestions for ways to celebrate a girl’s first period. A Spanish translation of the take-home materials is also included.

• Moon Magic Workshop on Puberty pdf
(1.1 MB)





Taking Our Place in the Art World:
Feminist Arts Curriculum

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Taking Our Place was developed in conjunction with the exhibition “Multiple Vantage Points: Southern California Women Artists, 1980-2006,” which was on view at the Los Angeles Municipal Art Gallery in Barnsdall Park from February 25 through April 15, 2007. The curriculum was created to help students explore gender stereotypes and gender discrimination in their own lives and in the lives of others, especially women artists from the Middle Ages to the present. The curriculum, with art-based activities and discussion topics, was designed for students from the 6th grade to college levels and can be incorporated into art classes, women’s studies classes, and after-school programs for adolescent girls and boys. 
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The curriculum includes the following: an exercise to help students explore the topic of gender stereotypes; an exercise to help students consider why there are relatively few well-known women artists; a handout describing discrimination and obstacles faced by women in the art world; a research and art timeline activity that celebrates women’s accomplishments; and a resource list.

• Taking Our Place in the Art World pdf (1.1 MB)
 





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