1. Divide students into five groups, each of which will explore one section of the website "The New Woman," below:
- Opposition to the "new woman"
- Image and Lifestyle
- The African American New Woman
- Work, education, and reform
2. Students in these groups should divide up the research so that each student is researching one aspect of their section.
3. When their research is finished, engage students in a discussion of the nature and characteristics of the "new woman" and ask them to compare these to characteristics of women today.
4. A second level of research, also using websites listed below, consists in studying the "images" of the new woman, particularly the Gibson Girl and the flapper, and answering the following questions:
- What changes in women's ideas and lifestyle were represented by the Gibson Girl and the flapper?
- Who was Charles Dana Gibson?
- Who coined the term, "flapper"?
- If the changes that were occurring were occurring mostly among the "younger generation," what kinds of changes are occurring in the "younger generation" now?
5. Students can write papers or prepare PowerPoint presentations or posters to illustrate their research and enable them to share it with the class.