This Gender Roles Unit explores the guiding question: "what roles should men and women play in our society?" I begin my AP Senior English class with this unit. The two texts analyzed in hopes of reaching deeper conclusions about the question are A Doll House, by Henrik Ibsen, and The Awakening, by Kate Chopin. This inquiry based unit functions primarily through specifically designed small group discussions emphasizing student questioning and exploration. Key assignments are Analysis Essays of the two texts, followed by a Synthesis Essay in which the students formally answer the unit's guiding question. My favorite activity is the gallery walk (included as a power point). Please ask questions if necessary.