- 1970s – Second Wave of Feminism
The Women’s Rights Movement
- When was the first wave of feminism in the United States? What was accomplished in that wave?
- What was considered the “good life” for women in the 1950s?
- What were two major factors that influenced the birth of the women’s movement in the 1960s and 1970s?
- What silent question did Betty Friedan lay out in her book, The Feminine Mystique?
- What employment problems were women experiencing in the 1950s and 1960s?
- What were the two platform goals of the National Organization for Women (NOW)?
- What was the goal of the 1970s Equal Rights Amendment (ERA)?
- Describe two methods used by Feminists to raise society’s awareness of women’s issues?
- What is something we should always remember about Gloria Steinam?
- Who was Phyllis Schlafly and what was her role in the ERA movement?
- Define Title XII (7) of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 –
- Define EEOC –
- Define Title IX –
- What have been two major consequences of the implementation of Title IX since the 1970s?
- Which case has been considered the most important to many feminists in the 1970s?
- How has the situation of women in the workplace changed in the last 50 years? Which things have stayed the same?
- What are some examples of women’s issues in your time?
- Video pieces used in class and can be used as a reference point.
Using Mr. Sikora’s Netflix account, students looked at CNN’s The Seventies (Television Get Real and Battle of the Sexes).
3. Nixon’s notable Domestic and Foreign Policy concepts. (pgs. 542-552)
Alternate Viewing Assistance
1970s OPEC issue – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FiLnj5WD0ao
Watergate – CNN’s The United States vs. Richard Nixon