Women's Lives in the Victorian Era

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The lives of middle-class Victorian women were circumscribed by strict standards that governed all aspects of behavior. To gain a better understanding of the Victorian Ideals for women, class members research the life of a middle-class woman from this period and compare her life to the life of Lucretia Garfield, also a middle-class woman, and the wife of President James A. Garfield. Researchers then produce a presentation that examines similarities and differences in the lives of women in the Victorian era.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Include in a study of the Victorian Era, the presidency of James A. Garfield, and/or as a part of Women's History Month
Classroom Considerations

  • If assigning one of the books about Lucretia Garfield is not practical, information about her is available online

  • The resource includes links to research websites 

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