ABOUT THIS UNIT
1) What would society/families be like if there were only women?
2) What would society/families be like if there were only men?
3) Regularly discuss the importance of motherhood. Motherhood should not be an afterthought.
1) Make something Grandma used to make and share with the family.
2) Create a piece of art or learn a musical piece about motherhood and display or share it with your family.
Short daily resources for discussing Homefront topics with your children.
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Resource 1: It's a blessing to be a parent.
Resource 2: Appearances can often be deceiving.
Resource 3: We need each other’s differences.
We need each other’s differences. When we serve, we feel needed. When we feel needed, we feel joy and unity.
Intersectional Feminist: What is it?
A Brief History of Feminism
Why do you think it’s important for men and women to have a voice in society? Is there something listed in your Constitution or Constitutional Amendments that secures women’s right to vote?
Resource 4: "Dreams" or Family?
People are seeking fulfilment by pursuing their ‘dreams’ but are realizing family is what they want.
We have greatly underestimated feminism’s harmful influence.
The Kinetic Ball Experiment & Discussion
Over the decades, has there been significant change to the priorities in women’s lives?
Resource 5: Those under our own roofs are worth sacrificing for.
Resource 6: Consider all the factors
Resource 7: Opportunities of Women
Resource 8: We can discuss ideas different from ours.
We can find common ground and learn to discuss ideas even though we are different.
Feminists and Non-feminists
Holding a Discussion About Differing Ideas
How do you have a polite conversation with someone when you have different ideas? Why is it important to have conversations with people who think differently than you?
Resource 9: Women want to spend time with family
Resource 10: A woman's value includes nurturing.
Role Play #1
Role Play #1
A friend (girl) at school says: “Women don’t really care about having kids anymore.”
Talking Point: Did you know 85% of all women in the U.S., by the age of 44, will be mothers and that percentage is much higher in other parts of the world? Motherhood remains a worthwhile choice!
“Childlessness Falls, Family Size Grows among Highly Educated Women,” Pew Research Center, May 2015.
Role Play #2
Role Play #2
A friend at school says: I don’t think I want to have kids and I might not get married, either. I just want a great career.”
Talking Point: “All things considered, homemakers are slightly happier, than wives who work full time, but have no advantage over part time workers.”1
Additionally, of women who have always worked, 54 percent say they would prefer to stay at home and take care of family rather than work outside the home. 2
1) Judith Treas & Tanja van der Lippe, “The Happy Homemaker? Married Women’s Satisfaction in Cross-national Perspective,” Social Forces, 2012.
2) Women in America: Work and Life Well-Lived, Gallup
Review some additional Homefront Project articles/videos from Feminism 101.
- What did you learn?
- What do you want to do differently?
- What were you surprised by?
- With whom do you want to share what you learned?
Which was your favorite resource or video?
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