Three Thanksgivings Discussion Questions

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Research the early 1900s, and find one woman who became a successful entrepreneur in this time period. Compare this person's real-life story with the life of Mrs. Morrison, focusing on the challenges that both women faced in becoming self-sufficient.

A longtime topic of debate is the inequality of pay between men and women for comparable work. Research the history of this debate; then explore the current situation. Plot out a timeline that depicts the major events in this debate, and write a one-page summary that describes how and where this issue started and where it stands today.

In the story, Mrs. Morrison is a widow who refuses to remarry, a fact that puts her at an economic disadvantage. Compare Mrs. Morrison's situation to the situation of a modernday widow, and discuss the different obstacles that women from each era have faced. Use economic facts from both...

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