This comprehensive unit explores gender roles through history and in modern times. Anchor text The Awakening by Kate Chopin is the cornerstone for this rigorous and engaging unit. Gender roles are examined in full detail - with novels, primary source documents, media, art, poetry, and short stories. Students engage in close reading and rhetorical analysis. As a summative assignment, students research, write, revise, and deliver 5-10 minute speeches on gender role issues close to their hearts. This unit is comprehensive, offers varied text resources (links to all resources included) and can be taught in a 4-6 week window. Suitable for upper-level high school English, AP English Language and Composition, AP English Literature and Composition, Higher Learning, Homeschooling. Meets AP Language and Common Core English Language Arts 11-12 Standards.
12 Documents PLUS Comprehensive Unit Plan with Daily Lessons, Guiding Questions, Homework Assignments, Journal Prompts, etc.
****All readings/images provided in Word or PDF format in zip file.
****Twitter Project: Edna Tweets - heroine of The Awakening uses Twitter to post thoughts/desires and to respond to fellow artists such as singers, painters, poets, and essayists. Full project details, timeline, plus PDF printable to distribute to students.
****SOAPSTONE graphic organizer
****Philosophical Chairs discussion activity, protocol, reflection, and rubric