Saturday, January 4, 2020

A Lesson Plan: Somewhere It's Green: Gender Roles in Livy's Heroes

Intended Audience:

First Semester Latin students


Students Will Be Able To:  analyze the virtues and vices of early Roman heroes [in passages adapted for the first semester Latin student] of Livy’s Ab Urbe Condita for Roman perspectives of gender roles

Essential Questions

·         What is gender? What is the difference between sex and gender?

·         What are gender roles? Are gender roles good or bad?

·         What are some modern gender roles in our society?

·         Can gender roles change over time?

·         What does a culture’s heroes tell us about their perspectives of gender and gender roles?

·         How can studying a culture’s literary products provide insight into their perspectives and stereotypes?

·         What can we learn by comparing different cultures’ perspectives on gender and sexuality?