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Gender Inequality and Identity: Childe Hassam's Tanagra (The Builders, New York) 1918

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Language Arts And English +7 Age Level High School (16 to 18 years old)

This collection includes a multi-day lesson plan built around Childe Hassam's Tanagra (The Builders, New York), 1918, and is designed to explore the effect that gender inequality can have on identity. Lessons are designed for an eleventh-grade, American Studies, Humanities-style course, and the historical context is the Gilded Age and the Women's Suffrage Movement. The plan for this mini-unit includes the analysis of visual, literary, and historical texts, and while it has a historical context, the goal is also to make connections to American life today. The essential question for this mini-unit is this: How can unfair gender norms affect what it feels like to be a human being? Included, you will find a lesson plan as well as digital versions of the artistic, literary, and historical texts needed to execute that plan. #SAAMteach

Tanagra (The Builders, New York)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Cape Cod Morning

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Diary: December 12, 1941

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of Mnonja

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Purple Dress, (painting)

Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums

Alice Neel Self-Portrait

National Portrait Gallery

Maria Callas

National Portrait Gallery

Marian Anderson

National Portrait Gallery

Woman with Red Hair

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Lena Horne

National Portrait Gallery

Her Leisure Hour

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Untitled (Marine Fantasy with Tamara Toumanova)

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Portrait of the Artist's Wife

Smithsonian American Art Museum

Angel

Smithsonian American Art Museum

The Mirror

Smithsonian American Art Museum