This lesson investigates the stereotypes about women through a student-perspective activity and looks at how gender roles have changed since 1900 through a group research project.
This lesson is thought-provoking, engaging, and will facilitate deep student conversation.
The resources provided are varied and can be differentiated.
Students should have some background knowledge on gender roles and stereotypes, American history, and feminism.
Teachers will need to input their email address and name in order to download the lesson plans.
Cross-curricular connections can be made in science classes when discussing how empowering women can positively impact climate change.
The presentation portion of the second lesson could be extended into more formal presentations or speeches in order to extend the unit.
Have students journal about their learning and experiences after the first lesson, as the lesson is very personal and it should help students empathize with others.
Consider adding additional roles to the list of occupations such as solar installer, lawyer, judge, member of congress, scientist, researcher, president, bar tender, flight attendant, or bus driver.
Students can analyze these simple instances and learn more about how gender roles are changing in the U.S. by using this resource, which also addresses gender stereotypes. The SDG of "leaving no one behind" by 2030 must be achieved and addressing gender disparities internationally is essential. This teaching resource is suggested.
College, Career, and Civic Life (C3) Standards
Dimension 2: History
D2.His.1.9-12 Evaluate how historical events and developments were shaped by unique circumstances of time and place as well as broader historical contexts.
D2.His.12.9-12 Use questions generated about multiple historical sources to pursue further inquiry and investigate additional sources.
D2.His.2.9-12 Analyze change and continuity in historical eras.
Common Core English Language Arts Standards (CCSS.ELA)
Reading: History/Social Studies (6-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.6 Evaluate authors' differing points of view on the same historical event or issue by assessing the authors' claims, reasoning, and evidence.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.7 Integrate and evaluate multiple sources of information presented in diverse formats and media (e.g., visually, quantitatively, as well as in words) in order to address a question or solve a problem.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.RH.11-12.10 By the end of grade 12, read and comprehend history/social studies texts in the grades 11-CCR text complexity band independently and proficiently.
Speaking & Listening (K-12)
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.1 Initiate and participate effectively in a range of collaborative discussions (one-on-one, in groups, and teacher-led) with diverse partners on grades 11-12 topics, texts, and issues, building on others' ideas and expressing their own clearly and persuasively.
CCSS.ELA-LITERACY.SL.11-12.4 Present information, findings, and supporting evidence, conveying a clear and distinct perspective, such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning, alternative or opposing perspectives are addressed, and the organization, development, substance, and style are appropriate to purpose, audience, and a range of formal and informal tasks.