Gender Equality

Retouching an Old Masterpiece

Overview

Students analyze primary sources to explore news coverage of women’s rights and how people have used media to bring attention to their causes. After, students research and report on a modern-day social movement that has gained attention through citizen journalism and social media.

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Grade

High School, Middle School

Subjects

Civics, English Language Arts, Social Studies

Length

240 minutes

Topics

#MeToo, African American, Anita Hill, Barbara Jordan, citizen journalism, equal rights, equality, Essence Magazine, gender equality, Gloria Steinem, journalism, Marcia Ann Gillespie, Ms. Magazine, news coverage, social media, social movements, Tarana Burke, women's rights

Author

PBS NewsHour Extra

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