Charlotte Perkins Gilman
Lesson plans for "The Yellow Wallpaper"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman
This site seeks "to bring together, on one website, the complete public domain works of Charlotte Perkins Stetson Gilman." It includes the texts of "The Yellow Wallpaper" and "Why I Wrote ‘The Yellow Wallpaper.’"

Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper"-The "New Woman" and Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wall-paper"-Writing Women
Students investigate the status of middle-class women in the American society of Gilman's time. In the first lesson, students examine advertisements, images, magazine articles, and other primary source documents. Lesson Two requires a close reading of "The Yellow Wall-paper" itself within the context of students' research and analysis in this first part of the full lesson. These lessons can be used as stand-alones.

Depression or Oppression: "The Yellow Wallpaper" by C.P. Gilman
Students research women's issues in the early 20th century and the attitude toward and treatment of mental illnesses then and now. They write a persuasive essay. This lesson plan includes assessment.

Gothic and the Female Voice: Examining Charlotte Perkins Gilman's "The Yellow Wallpaper"
A variety of approaches to the story. This page includes the text of Gilman's essay, "Why I Wrote 'The Yellow Wallpaper'."

"The Yellow Wallpaper"
Summary and a 30-minute audio file of the story.

"The Yellow Wallpaper" vocabulary
28 words presented in context and with definitions. Click on a word for pronunciation, synonyms, examples of use, more.