Hello everyone! Today we discussed the proper etiquette and behavior of women during the Victorian Age. We discussed various behaviors that would be unacceptable for women and men during the time period. We also discussed how women had little rights and opportunities; they were considered the husband's property once they married.
We then proceeded to discuss various reforms during the reign of Queen Victoria. Women began to achieve certain rights by the 20th century, but they still did not have equal opportunities or treatment within society. They also did not have the right to vote (suffrage), which many believed was important to achieving equal rights. Although many were opposed to women's suffrage (including women), the suffrage movement began to escalate by the 20th century within Great Britain.
Although the movement began peacefully, certain groups and individuals (such as Emmeline Pankhurst) began to use more militant means to achieve suffrage. These became the most well-known suffragettes throughout the world.
For homework, you are to make a pamphlet/brochure on the topics we discussed in class. It must be creative and appealing to the eye. Please spend time working on this and make it neat and creative. This will be worth 10 points. The first option is to make the brochure advocating the proper behavior and etiquette for women during the Victorian Age. Take the role of someone during the time period to preach how women should behave. Do not just transcribe your notes into the pamphlet; it must be in your own words and creative.
The second option is to take the role of a British suffragette at the beginning of the 20th century. You should be advocating why women should get the right to vote and preaching the methods of British suffragettes such as Pankhurst. Again, this must be in your own words and should be creative.
If you have any questions, please feel free to email me. Have a great day and break a leg to all of the cast of "A Class Action."
Monday, January 9, 2012
Hey everyone! Today we discussed the living conditions within the cities during the rapid urbanization of the Industrial Revolution. For homework, you are to read the primary sources I provided you with and answer the questions on the back page. Please email me if you have any questions. Have a great day!