All Group Presentations: Thursday, April 23
Write a 5 to 8 page paper that addresses the following questions. (One paper per student). Although your papers will be written individually, you need to coordinate your work to make one group presentation to the class. Each group should make a 15 to 20 minute presentation to the class based on its research. There will be two or three students in each group.
The media (magazines, newspapers, movies, etc.) often influence the way we think about ourselves, particularly in regard to gender roles and relationships. During the decade you have been assigned, what cultural messages did women receive regarding appropriate roles and behaviors? What was the historical context of such messages?
Group I: 1920s
Group II: 1930s
Group III: 1940s
Group IV: 1950s
Group V: 1960s