Education: Lesson Details


1. To examine the role of women in public life in the mid-1800s, a time when gender norms tended to define women as inhabiting a private sphere.

2. To identify how female social reformers voiced their appeals to the conscience of the public and politicians.

3. To analyze the efforts of Dorothea Dix to reform care for the "indigent insane" in the mid-1800s and the relationship between hers and other social movements of the period.