1. This program begins with an introduction, brief discussion about the purpose of program (to use ephemeral items to analyze women’s rights movements), and explanation of key terms & movements.
2. We then discuss 3 stages of movements (Suffrage, Liberation, and the current movement) using the ephemera associated with each.
3. Throughout the program students will engage in primary source analysis.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.
The student will be able to answer the following essential questions:
-What does ephemera tell us about the past? How are these different from permanent items?
-How do we define progressivity and inclusivity in regards to women’s rights movements? Who decides when to use those labels? How do we measure success in regards to women’s rights movements?
(VUS.8, 10, 13; APUSH CUL-3.0, Key Concepts 8.2, 8.3, and 9.2)
• VUS.8 The student will apply social science skills to understand how the nation grew and changed from the end of Reconstruction through the early twentieth century by
o e) evaluating and explaining the social and cultural impact of industrialization, including rapid urbanization; and
o f) evaluating and explaining the economic outcomes and the political, cultural and social developments of the Progressive Movement and the impact of its legislation
• VUS.10 The student will apply social science skills to understand key events during the 1920s and 1930s by
o a) analyzing how popular culture evolved and challenged traditional values
• VUS.13 The student will apply social science skills to understand the social, political, and cultural movements and changes in the United States during the second half of the twentieth century by
o g) evaluating and explaining the changes that occurred in American culture.
• CUL-3.0: Explain how ideas about women’s rights and gender roles have affected society and politics.
• Key Concept 8.2 — New movements for civil rights and liberal efforts to expand the role of government generated a range of political and cultural responses
o Feminist and gay and lesbian activists mobilized behind claims for legal, economic, and social equality
• Key Concept 8.3 — Postwar economic and demographic changes had far-reaching consequences for American society, politics, and culture.
• Key Concept 9.2 — Moving into the 21st century, the nation experienced significant technological, economic, and demographic changes.
o Intense political and cultural debates continued over issues such as immigration policy, diversity, gender roles, and family structure