Teaching Modules


Women's Equality in Wartime

Lesson Plan: Engagement/Hook


5 Minutes


1. Show YouTube clips of I Love Lucy that show the gender roles being reversed. Give guiding quesitons.

2. After the students watch the clips, ask them as a group the guiding questions that the teacher told the students to keep in mind.

Fred and Ricky Cook Rice
Gender Roles in I Love Lucy

Questions/Guiding by the Teacher:

1. Ok class, I'm going to show you clips of I Love Lucy showing reversed gender roles.

2. Keep these questions in mind:

  • What are the clips telling us about gender roles in the 1950s?
  • Do the women seem like they enjoy working? Do the men?
  • Are these clips pro suffrage or anti suffrage?
  • How true do you believe these gender roles were in the 1950s?
  • Switch up the jobs for the men and women, do you think that they would have succeed doing their normal activities?