Pick a period in Western history OR a non-Western traditional society and write about the role of
women in that period or society. You could, for example, examine the role of women in ancient Greek
society, Roman society, medieval society, and/or in American society in antebellum South or in the
industrial North before the Civil War. Or you could examine the role of women in traditional Arabic
tribal society, African society, Latin American tribal society, Inuit culture, and so forth. (You
can research any one of these topics through the library or by utilizing good online resources;
this is a mini research project.) You can focus on one or more than one society, depending on your
own interest in the research.