Analyzing Character Development Based on Historical Context

In this lesson, students will read three short stories about women, written in different historical periods. Students will read each story and discuss the development of female characters in a particular setting, the role of women, gender differences, and society's expectations. Then students will compare all women characters in the three stories and will bring them to life by having the characters meet and discuss similarities and differences in their lives. (from site)

 


This is an excellent strategy to use with any selection of texts; however, the actual unit plan does include all necessary handouts for three specific short story texts.

Standards & Objectives

Academic standards
CLE 3001.8.4
Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
CLE 3002.8.4
Analyze works of literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
CLE 3003.8.4
Analyze works of American literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
CLE 3005.8.4
Analyze works of British literature for what is suggested about the historical period in which they were written.
GLE 0401.3.2
Write in a variety of modes and genres (e.g., narration, description, personal expression, imaginative writing, response to literature, response to subject...
 
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