Everything you need to understand or teach From Front Porch to Back Seat by Beth L. Bailey.
From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-Century America is a history of male-female 'courtship' or the system by which American males and females engaged in and initiated sexual and social intimacy prior to marriage from 1900 to 1988. Beth Bailey, a social and cultural historian at Temple University, argues that the system of American courtship has changed dramatically over the past eighty years due to economic, social, and cultural forces. At different times in American history, courtship has served many functions and symbolized various things. Courtship varied according to the appropriate degree of sexual intimacy. It has been pursued at different ages, in different places, and with varying degrees of financial commitment.
The book has six chapters, an introduction, and an epilogue, which focus primarily on courtship practices between 1920 and 1965. 'Dating' developed in the early 1920s, which replaced the 'calling' system that existed prior to it. The call...
From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America Lesson Plans contain 18 pages of teaching material, including: