Feminism

October 14, 2018

2018 is the 50th anniversary of a landmark protest at the Miss America beauty pageant. The protest was part of a new period of feminist activism—one with renewed significance in the #MeToo era. In this lesson, students learn the details of the protest using an original document and explore how the...

January 28, 2018

Students learn about the term "intersectionality," and consider what role it played in the 2017 and 2018 Women's Marches.

January 1, 2018

This activity uses tweets to have students consider some of the events that put feminism on the front burner in 2017 - from the women's march to the #MeToo movement.  

December 26, 2017

Through tweets, readings, and small-group discussion, students grapple with the #MeToo movement, and how it relates to the power -or lack of power - of women.   

October 30, 2017

In this activity, students consider, together and in small groups, what kind of environment allows sexual harassment and abuse to persist –  and what we can do to challenge such an environment.  

March 7, 2015

This brief activity marks Women's History Month by exploring a key phrase in the women's movement during the 1960s and 70s. Also see this Women's History Month activity.