Identify Gender Based Oppression
Draw Conclusions and Analyze Reasons for Oppression
Recognize Culture Specific Oppression
Formulate Notions of Motherhood based on Biological, Sociological and Literary Material
Exposure to a variety of literature
Analysis of different literary styles and devices
During the unit students will formulate notions and questions concerning gender based oppression. They will record questions and responses in their journals. Before beginning the readings I will assign a simple question. Why do women change their names when they marry? Students will respond to this question in their journals. They will be expected to find the answer to this question while working on the unit. The class will revisit this question upon the unit’s conclusion and discuss findings.
Opening Lesson Plan
Define gender-based oppression
Discuss motherhood and what it means
Answer the question what makes a good mother?
“We are the daughters of those who chose to survive.”