Inquiry Questions to Consider
Use these inquiry questions to spark analysis while teaching about women in the 18th Century:
- There were women that occupied the same spaces, but consisted of different social classes, especially at plantations like Mount Vernon. Who are individuals at Mount Vernon that exemplify this, and what were their roles in the plantation system?
- How did gender affect the lives, roles, and expectations of people during the eighteenth century?
- What sources can be used to research and report about women throughout history - and, more specifically - the American Revolution era?
- Why is it important to study women in history class?