Lesson 1 (from Chapters 1-2)
The objective of this lesson is to examine what Serena learned about her mother and feminism and what is conveyed about feminism in the novel. Serena's mother is the perfect wife who does everything she can to make her husband's life run smoothly. However, buried deep inside is a seed of feminism.
Class Discussion: Why does Serena describe her mother as the perfect bishop's wife? What are some of the skills that Serena's mother has and uses on a day-to-day basis as the wife of a bishop? Are these mostly domestic skills? How does she devote herself to serving her husband and making his life easy? Are these skills that were common for women to have in that time period? Are those jobs or tasks that society expected women to have? What does Serena say was buried inside her mother? What statements does Serena's mother...
Aligned to the following Common Core Standards:
- ELA-Writing W.9-10.3(e), 9-10.7, 11-12.3(e), 11-12.7
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