Objective: Students will be able to identify historical issues that occur as themes in the literature we’ve read.
Initiation: Teacher will present a short overview on the First Wave of feminism (the Suffrage Movement). Teacher also will explain Victorian ideas of womanhood and how they affected women’s literature of the time.
Development: Students will break up into groups of three to discuss how the women’s history they’ve just been exposed to is reflected in “The Yellow Wallpaper,” “Patterns,” “The Story of an Hour,” and “Desiree’s Baby.”
Closure: The small groups will report their findings back to the whole class for discussion.