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What is Feminism?
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What is Feminism?


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Grade Level Grades 6-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards

About This Lesson

This lesson plan introduces students to feminism, which is both a historical movement and a political ideology. Its focus is on American feminist activists since 1945. Students have the opportunity to explore various definitions of feminism and to research individual feminist activists. The exercises from this class session can be integrated into lessons investigating the development of democracy, the histories of movements for social justice and equal rights, and social changes since World War II.




Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
120.99 KB


Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Write narratives to develop real or imagined experiences or events using effective technique, well-chosen details, and well-structured event sequences.
Conduct short as well as more sustained research projects based on focused questions, demonstrating understanding of the subject under investigation.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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