Teacher Guides

Introduction

The careworn pioneer, the happy homemaker, the free-spirited flapper—all stereotypes associated with women at different periods in American history. Alice came of age in the early 1930s. What was expected of women during that time? Did Alice conform to or defy those expectations? To what extent is Alice representative of the women of that time period? How do we know? This guide offer students and teachers an opportunity to explore these questions, and in doing so to meet state and local standards related to critical thinking (21st Century Skills) and American history (United States History Standards for Grades 5-12).