This week we’ll use this incredible PBS documentary resource to reinforce our textbook learning and bring the past to life through visuals. This video includes primary sources, such as oral histories and photographs, and secondary sources, such as general commentary by experts about the past. It’s a little under an hour. Thinking ahead to our Eff Your Beauty Standards Project, pay close attention to how the women looked in the past. You’ll be picking a decade to focus on for our project, so here’s a chance to see how previous generations of American women defined beauty.
Peer interaction this week will be on Pronto. We’ll discuss your project. 🙂
No peer replies are required in Canvas this week.
WATCH the assigned PBS Makers, Part 2 “Changing the World” online here:
PBS Makers – Part 2 “Changing the World” (54 minutes)Links to an external site.
1. According to the PBS documentary, how did the image of the “ideal woman” change throughout the decades discussed? Why did the expectations of women change? Be specific and provide at least two evidence examples (and cite them) from the documentary.
2. What was your golden moment from the PBS documentary, meaning the event and/or person discussed that was most interesting to you? Why? What did you learn? Be specific.
3. What is ONE women’s history topic from this documentary that is still an issue today? What has or hasn’t changed? How does knowing the history behind the topic inform your understanding of WHY we are where we are today?