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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.
Learners view a television program that traces the development of the feminist movement in the United States over time. They participate in a discussion that explores various perspectives and write a paragraph from a particular woman's point of view for presentation to the class.
Learners 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. For 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.