Women, feminism and human rights (LS-RO-221)

The purpose of this learning scenario is to illustrate the importance of human rights and especially of women’s rights in the context of the feminist movement.

Students are divided into groups and asked to organize their research based on the following questions:

  1. How was feminism illustrated in posters?
  2. What was the role of women in society according to different types of sources at different times?
  3. Can women contribute to the progress of society the same way that men do?
  4. How have famous women in history changed the perception of women in society?

Prior to the lesson, students have one week to search Historiana and Europeana and find information in order to answer the questions above. They work in groups, select and present the results of their research to their classmates in the form of short presentations. Students are involved in debates on women’s role in society and they finally identify the characteristics and results of the feminist movement through Daniel Shapiro’s tree technique.

Being in the position of working in groups, selecting sources, finding arguments to support their opinion, students develop critical thinking, collaboration and communication skills and also prove their creativity in presenting the results of their work.

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