Vi Va: A Bibliography of Women's History in Historical and Women's Studies Journals Bibliography of articles on women's and gender history dating back to 1975.From the International Institute of Social History.The struggle for women to gain acceptance, recognition and equal rights in society has been a long process.In recognition of the contributions of American women, ALIC presents a listing of web sites relevant to women in the United States.Today the iconic image of Afghanistan is again a young woman—Bibi Aisha, whose husband slashed off her nose and ears as punishment for running away from him and his family. Why do husbands, fathers, brothers-in-law, even mothers-in-law brutalize the women in their families?Are these violent acts the consequence of a traditional society suddenly, after years of isolation and so much war, being hurled into the 21st century?Then students act the passage to notice how Shakespeare stage manages this moment, and consider what perspective his making the lovers almost literally "kiss by the book" lends to our perception of their characters. Goals : Conduct Internet research; Create artistic illustrations of historical research; Comprehend reading material; Understand & appreciate Shakespearean drama; Perform Shakespearean drama; Comprehend, analyze, and explain literary devices; Compose an expository essay and develop three subtopics; Cooperative learning and peer evaluation; Compose a multimedia project; Post efforts on a class designed web page.
[Visited 13 December 2005.] After we finish the play, I have the students think up some creative "personalized license plates" for various characters. The lesson provides a range of possible projects that students can complete, including writing headline news stories, rewriting dialogue or monologues to include one form of interactive technology, and creating digital artifacts for modern-day versions of the characters from the play. [Visited 12 December 2005.] This unit can be taught in the middle school, grades 6-8.
Bibliography of Women's Resources in ALIC Created by Trish Laski and Stephanie Kuehn of NARA's Archives Library Information Center.
Pathfinder for Women's History Research in the National Archives and Records Administration Library Created by Carol Faulkner of NARA's Archives Library Information Center.
This lesson plan complements study of plot and characterization in Romeo and Juliet by focusing on Shakespeare's use of lyric forms and conventions to spotlight moments in the drama and thereby heighten the impact of the action on the stage.
Students look first at the sonnet in which Romeo and Juliet meet, analyzing the imagery to gain insight into the way Shakespeare's use of love sonnet conventions characterizes the moment and the relationship between the lovers.