From Front Porch to Back Seat: Courtship in Twentieth-century America Fun Activities

Beth L. Bailey
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Etiquette Evolution

Give students the opportunity to conduct research on etiquette columns written from the early twentieth century through today. How did the advice in these columns change? How did the advice reflect the courtship systems of their times?

News Article

Ask students to look in their local newspaper for an article that involves some aspect of the book and bring it to class. They will present it in front of the class and explain why it relates to the book.

Class Debate

Students are to gather into debate teams and conduct research on one of the key concepts discussed in the book. As a class, students will participate in debating the issue and discussing their conclusions.

Gender Roles through History

Have students conduct research and develop a presentation which examines and analyzes the evolution in gender roles in America in the twentieth century. How have expectations of...

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