Lesson Plan

Grades 9-12

American HerStory

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30 minutes (Part 1); Several class periods (Part 2)

SUBJECTS: Language Arts, Social Studies

TOPICS: U.S. Population Trends/History, Women's Issues

Resource Overview

Students examine their own perceptions of gender roles through two short mental exercises, then research and present on the role of women in the home and workplace throughout U.S. history.

Students will be able to:
  • Identify and discuss their own perception of gender roles.
  • Conduct, analyze and present research on the role of women in the U.S. from 1900-present day.
Secretaries, housewives, waitresses, women from central Florida in vocational schools to learn war work, April 1942

Features of This Resource

  • Great lesson for U.S. History and APUSH
  • SEL core competency of self-awareness – Students recognize and reflect on their thoughts and values
  • Students include multimedia and visual displays to communicate their research
  • Students investigate continuity and change in the lives of U.S. women

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