by Deirdre Clemente
We've identified these texts as great options for text pairings based on similar themes, literary devices, topic, or writing style. Supplement your lesson with one or more of these options and challenge students to compare and contrast the texts. To assign a paired text, click on the text to go to its page and click the "Assign Text" button there.
Our Deportment, or the Manners, Conduct, and Dress of Refined Society
- John H. Young
Testimony Before the Senate Hearings on the Equal Rights Amendment
- Gloria Steinem
Gloria Steinem (1934-present) is an American feminist, journalist, author, and social-political activist. She gained national recognition as a leader of the “Second Wave” feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. On May 6th, 1970, Gloria Steinem stood before the Senate and delivered this speech, advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and seeking to dispel myths about women.Pair “Testimony Before the Senate Hearings on the Equal Rights Amendment” with “Serena Williams’ catsuit controversy evokes the battle over women wearing shorts” and ask students to discuss how both texts highlight the unequal treatment that women experience. The informational text “Serena Williams’ catsuit controversy evokes the battle over women wearing shorts” emphasizes how the treatment of men and women in sports is different. How does Gloria Steinem show how this unequal treatment is present in other professions?
First Woman to Wear a Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later
- Camila Domonoske
In the informational text “First Woman To Wear A Boston Bib Races Again, 50 Years Later,” Camila Domonoske discusses the first woman to officially enter the Boston Marathon and her participation again, 50 years later.Pair “First Woman to Wear a Boston Bib Races Again, 50 years Later” with “Serena Williams’ catsuit controversy evokes the battle over women wearing shorts” to provide students with information about another incredible female athlete. Ask students to discuss how people’s opinions about women in sports has changed over time. Despite advances in women’s rights, what prejudices do students think female athletes continue to face today?