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Teacher Resources by Grade
|1st - 2nd||3rd - 4th|
|5th - 6th||7th - 8th|
|9th - 10th||11th - 12th|
From Friedan ForwardConsidering a Feminist Perspective
|Grades||9 – 12|
|Lesson Plan Type||Standard Lesson|
|Estimated Time||Five 50-minute sessions|
MATERIALS AND TECHNOLOGY
- Copies of “We” in Stealing Time by Mary Grimm (Random House 1994) or a similar short story that inspires discussion of the role of women in society
- Copies of “The Problem That Has No Name” in The Feminine Mystique by Betty Friedan (1963)
- Additional texts for research and exploration
Grades K – 12 | Student Interactive | Writing & Publishing Prose
The Letter Generator is a useful tool for students to learn the parts of a business or friendly letter and then compose and print letters for both styles of correspondence.
- Discussion Questions for “We” by Mary Grimm
- Putting It In Perspective—A Letter to Myself
- Reflection Questions
- C-Span American Writers II: Betty Friedan
- National Organization for Women
- First Measured Century: Interview: Betty Friedan
- Talking History Aural History Productions, February 9, 2006
(segments #1 and #3)
- Obtain copies of Mary Grimm’s short story “We” which appears in her book Stealing Time (NY: Random House, 1994) and in the New Yorker (October 17, 1988).
- Obtain copies of Betty Friedan’s essay “The Problem That Has No Name,” Chapter One of The Feminine Mystique (New York: Norton, 1963), as well as in with numerous reprints. Chapter One can also be viewed online.
- Familiarize yourself with biographical material on Betty Friedan and historical information about the feminist movement. Useful resources can be found in the Websites listed in the Resources section.
- Prepare and make copies of Discussion Questions on “We,” Assignment Sheet: Putting It In Perspective—A Letter to Myself, and Reflection Questions.
- Test the ReadWriteThink Letter Generator on your computers to familiarize yourself with the tools and ensure that you have the Flash plug-in installed. You can download the plug-in from the technical support page.