Gender & Class in the Mexican Revolution

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Students will learn about the Mexican Revolution, specifically about the role class and gender played during this time period, through a four-day unit consisting of three lessons and a final day summative activity.

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    Gender & Class in the Mexican Revolution
    (2024-01-17) Ferrante, Lia; Fisher, Augustino; Fisher, Jackson
    Students will learn about the Mexican Revolution, specifically about the role class and gender played during this time period, through a four-day unit consisting of three lessons and a final day summative activity. The unit will begin with a broad overview of the major historical events, people, and locations that define this period of Mexican history. The second lesson will focus on prescribed gender roles (combatants, mothers, community leaders, and military support) and stereotypes of women in Mexican society, and what women were doing during the Mexican Revolution to challenge these. The third and final lesson of the unit will explore the role of socioeconomic class as an additional perspective in which we can view how women behaved and participated in the Mexican Revolution. The unit will end with a summative assessment in which students will work in groups to create their own “penny press” publication that includes short articles and visual depictions of the major issues discussed in the unit.
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    Lesson 4: Mexican “Penny Press” Publications
    (2024-01-17) Ferrante, Lia; Fisher, Augustino; Fisher, Jackson
    Students will be introduced to the concept of penny presses and political journals in the context of the Mexican Revolution.
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    Lesson 3: Women and Socioeconomic Class in Early 20th-Century Mexico
    (2024-01-17) Ferrante, Lia; Fisher, Augustino; Fisher, Jackson
    This lesson focuses on how women from different socioeconomic classes experienced the Mexican Revolution.
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    Lesson 2: Perceptions and Realities of Women during the Mexican Revolution
    (2024-01-17) Ferrante, Lia; Fisher, Augustino; Fisher, Jackson
    This lesson will build on the historical overview of the Mexican Revolution from Lesson 1 and narrow the focus to the experience of women. Through the lesson, students will gain an understanding of gender norms and stereotypes that defined women’s roles during the Mexican Revolution and how they challenged those norms, both in society and in military conflict.
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    Lesson 1: The “History” of the Mexican Revolution
    (2024-01-17) Ferrante, Lia; Fisher, Augustino; Fisher, Jackson
    This lesson provides a basic overview of the Mexican Revolution (1910-1920). Students will be able to identify the causes, course, and results of the Mexican Revolution through the exploration of key events and figures.