Brief discussion on Betty Friedan, “The Problem that has no name.”
Gender Discrimination Scenarios Activity
Today, we’ll break into small groups, and each group will research key leaders within the movement, who have been overshadowed or even erased from the dominant narratives of the Civil Rights Movement, owing to their gender or sexuality:
Rapid Research: In 4 small groups (17-20 mins):
Group 1: Grass Roots Leader:
Group 2: The Director:
Group 3: The Politician:
Group 4: The Brain Trust:
Present: (remaining 20 minutes remaining of class)
Women's suffrage activists picketing the White House, 1918.
Evaluating The Jungle discussion
“The Women’s Era” (1890-1920)
Homework: Assignment #604
Left: Cutting up hogs in Swift & Co.'s Packing House, c. 1905, Library of Congress. Right: Original edition of Upton Sinclair, The Jungle. New York: The Jungle Publishing Co., 1906.
On the board, use the following chart to brainstorm the causes that progressives supported, disagreed upon, and opposed.
The Jungle, today: a clip from Food, Inc. (2008)
(For reference, you can watch the entire documentary on Netflix here or find it at the library: 338.4766 F73)
Discussion on Upton Sinclair, The Jungle (1905)
In the following discussion, my primary role will be to chart your discussion. I will ask the first question and intervene only rarely after that. The discussion will be graded 6 points for the quality of your individual contributions and another 6 points for the quality of the class's discussion as a whole. For the individual components, I will be recording instances where students . . .
Questions to guide your discussion:
Homework: Assignment #603
Strikes in the news:
Early U.S. labor activism:
Homework: Assignment #505