An Obstacle

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What does it take to overcome an obstacle as big as sexism? The speaker in Charlotte Perkins Gilman's poem "An Obstacle" meets Prejudice, a character in this case, face-to-face. Learners read the poem and respond to a series of text-based and discussion questions.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the discussion questions as suggested or repurpose them as essay prompts
  • Add this into a unit about overcoming adversity or the role of women in the late 1800s
Classroom Considerations

  • Some learners may need additional scaffolding to effectively answer all of the proposed questions
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Pros

  • Includes a full copy of the poem
  • The provided questions require textual evidence and higher-level thinking
Cons

  • None
Common Core