My students really get into this lesson, especially the parts about foot-binding. They always have heated debates about whether we should condemn classical Chinese culture for the way it treated women or whether it was something we can't judge because of analogous aspects of our own culture. It's definitely a lesson they remember!
- Learn about the concept of "cultural relativism" and apply it to their examination of women's lives in classical China
- Examine a primary source text to discover what women's lives were like
- Watch and discuss several documentary and movie clips
- Debate the comparisons between classical Chinese practices and practices women today still engage in
- Detailed lesson plan
- Corresponding powerpoint with images
- Primary source text and questions
- Teacher answer key
- Video links
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