Objective: Students will be able to identify women’s strengths and write autobiographically about a strong woman in their lives.
Initiation: Teacher and class will put together a list of what they think are women’s strengths. Then teacher and class will create a list of the character traits that society values.
Class discussion: Topic: Do the women’s strengths identified by the class coincide with the traits that society values?
Activity: Using the format of their choice, students will write about a strong woman they have known. In their writing, students will be asked to make connections between the woman they write about and one or more of the women we’ve read about.
Closure: Students will share what they’ve written. Class will make further connections between students’ writing and the works we’ve read.
(Will take longer than one, 43 minute class period to complete)