Betty Friedan Teacher Resources
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The Turbulent 1960s (5)
In this online interactive American history worksheet, students respond to 14 matching questions regarding 1960's America. Students may check their answers immediately.
Quotation Marks with Titles and Words
Even middle schoolers need to review the rules of quotation marks! First, complete the mini-lesson at the top of the page, and then have your class attempt the exercise that follows. They edit 11 sentences. An answer sheet is included on the final page.
A Brief History of Women in America
The story of women throughout American history is fascinating. Travel the path from domestic slave to the modern day with advocates such as Susan B. Anthony, the Grimké Sisters, and Gloria Steinem. A wonderful presentation that shows how women throughout American history have fought to overcome slavery, inequality, and prejudice against all. Most definitely a good tool to spur outstanding class discussions.
Women in the 1950s
Students learn about suburban communities in the 1950s. In this women studies instructional activity, students watch a Power Point presentation about suburban communities in the 1950s. Students look at images from the 1950s and discuss what they think life was like for suburban women.
Building Suburbia: Highways and Housing in Postwar America
Students determine how suburbs changed America. For this post World War II lesson, students complete research projects that require them to examine the growth of suburbs in the 1950's and 1960's. Students reveal how government policies, cultural ideology, and the national interstate highway system contributed the successes and failures of suburban life in America.
Baby Boom and the Culture of the 1950's
Students study the ripple effect of the baby boom generation on history and on their lives today. They discover how the rules and conformity of the 1950's set the stage for the rebellious, anti-establishment sixties. They study the textbook on the 1950-1960 and place important events on time-line.
Students explore psychology by answering gender study questions. In this sexuality lesson, students discuss the stereotypes often referred to men and woman and what the truth is about their characteristics and abilities. Students complete a gender role worksheet and define vocabulary terms.
Women and the Law Ladies of the 80's: 1780's, 1880's, 1980's
Students examine laws that have affected women in history: the 1780's, following the United States independence from England; the 1880's, the time of westward expansion, the silver/gold era, and the coming of the Industrial Revolution.
NOW Statement of Purpose
Eleventh graders examine the NOW Statement of Purpose. In this women's rights lesson plan, 11th graders read and analyze the statement looking at the social, the political, and the economic status of women.
The Story Of American Freedom
Students investigate the concept of American freedom with the use of primary sources of images in order to derive meaning. The images are used to inspire research and writing about historical scenes. The writing and analysis of the images are finally presented to the whole class.
Baby Boom and the Culture of the 1950's
Eleventh graders explain the causes, course, and consequences of the United States' role in World War II.
Students explore the Science Museum to research the Life Cycle. They analyze how embryos and genes work and how the embryos develop. They explore the process of aging and what happens within the body.
Secrets of the Shoes
Students compare the Chinese practice of footbinding to the Western practice of wearing corsets to discover universal issues involving women's rights. The lesson emphasizes small group discussions.
Female Adolescent Identity Formation: Am I Powerful or Powerless?
Students explore the "coming of age" process experienced by adolescent girls on their journey from children to adulthood. They focus on the middle years or limbo period in which girls decide who they want to become as women or rather, society decides who they have to become because they are women.
Power to the People: Social Movements of the 1960s
Students engage in a professional development workshop for teachers in the delivery of curriculum about the era of the 1960's. The emphasis of the workshop is using popular culture of the time in order to launch investigations that are student centered and highly engaging.
The Sixties Protests and Social Change
Students identify, examine and analyze photographs of the sixties to determine the forces of social change at work in America during this decade. They determine the goals of each movement and the methods used by each to achieve those goals.
A Time of Social Change Chapter Review
In this 1960s and 1970s America worksheet, young scholars review a chapter as they define 7 vocabulary terms, eliminate 5 false statements, and identify 3 historical themes pertaining to American society during the 2 decades.
Gender, Age, and Health
For this gender, age, and health in American society worksheet, young scholars respond to 7 short answer questions and answer 13 fill in the blank questions regarding their role in American culture.
Feminism Does Not Have to be an F-Word
Students analyze social activism messages in music. In this feminism lesson, students explore selected music that expresses sentiments voiced in the women liberation movement in the United States. Students compare the lyrics of the songs with primary and secondary sources regarding the movement.
Examining Women's Roles through Primary Sources and Literature
Learners interpret historical evidence presented in primary resources. In this women's history lesson, students examine the role of women prior to and following the suffrage movement. Learners also read selected pieces of women's literature.