The objectives of this activity are for participants
The learners read the text carefully and underline what seems interesting to them about Angela Vode. In the group, they discuss the social and political situation in her young years and later. Possible discussion questions:
For example, learners may identify the most evident positive or negative aspects about Vode’s professional career.
Positive aspect: Her oppressed situation made her enroll in further studies.
Negative aspect: She was excluded from the communist party because she opposed other members and wanted them to show more determination concerning Stalin.
At the end of the discussion, let each of the participants say what is their „take away” from the activity and how they could better their own life to overcome gender inequalities.
Materials & Resources:
Angela Vode’s biography in the TAG Handbook Annex I
handouts, web newspaper clips