1917 Family Dinner
In a relaxed setting at the dinner table the controversial topic of womenâ€™s suffrage enters the discussion. The activity will reflect the age groups and gender issues of the time period.
- Students will be divided up into groups of five.
- Each skit will be 5-10 minutes in length.
- It is up to the teacher to either assign roles or allow the students to choose their own roles.
- Some suggested roles are as follows:
- Each member needs to have a position on the topic of womenâ€™s suffrage (either pro, con, neutral).
- The teacher will remind students that both men and women were for and against women's suffrage.
- Students will work in groups creating a script, props, stage direction.
- As the students create their scripts the must infuse material from the website into their presentations, more specifically, readdress the central questions.
- It is highly recommended that students memorize their lines and dress up. This way they actually become the character.
- Students will be required to create a title for their skit.
- Groups will be required to create two to three questions for the audience to answer while they are presenting. These questions will check for the audiencesâ€™ understanding.
- Preparation will take multiple days.
- There should be one day dedicated to a dress rehearsal. This should not be done in front of the other students.
- On the day of the presentation, the teacher should write the order of skits on the board.
- Each group will have 2-3 minutes to set up and get organized.
- Students will present skit.
- Once the skit is finished the presenters will ask their questions.
- Teacher will ask additional questions.
- The next group will set up.