October 16, 2018

Learning from the Source: Perceptions & Roles of American Women

Enduring understandingTime, place, and culture influence our perspectives on people and issues.Essential questionHow have perceptions of women in America and their roles in society evolved over time?Lesson prepReview and read all primary sources. Prepare primary sources for online or paper analysis. Have packs of sticky notes (three different colors) available.Lesson planDivide students into three or six groups and instruct each group complete one of the … [Read more...]

Featured Source: When Women are Jurors

Zoom into a more detailed image of this illustration. Study carefully the expressions--both facial and body--of each woman in this illustration. Use one adjective and one verb to describe each woman based on your analysis of their expressions.The full title of this illustration is "Studies in expression. When women are jurors." This 1902 illustration provided a social commentary on women acting as jurors in U.S. courtrooms. What do you think was the attitude of the illustrator towards women … [Read more...]