Divide the class into groups of five. Give each group a topic to investigate related to the hundred years of change in women's lives:
Give each group these topics in group instruction sheets, with the task broken down into sequential chunks to reinforce and back up weak memory skills.
- Group 1: Women and fashion
- Group 2: Women and work
- Group 3: Women and family life
- Group 4: Famous women
- Group 5: Women and their rights
Written instruction sheets should be 'dyslexia friendly' by using the following:
Provide the students with relevant newspaper articles or photographs, pictures from CBBC Newsround Online, glue, scissors and A3 sheets of paper.
- plenty of colour
- banks of useful words
- appropriately-sized print
- bullet points, headings and captions
- pictures, diagrams and illustrations
Encourage students to talk, select, discard and present their findings in a visual manner.
The evidence can be displayed in a collage, mind map etc.
Remind students that they are looking at change between 'then' and 'now' over a hundred year life span.
Using the evidence they have found, each group will report back to the class their findings or lack of them in some incidences!
For example, why are there fewer famous women in 1900 compared to 2002?
Recap on the main teaching points and ask the class if they can spot any patterns between each group's research.
There are major changes in how women look, what they can do, and their general lifestyle. What do they consider to be the major changes?
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