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National Woman's History Museum

Stacey Abrams: Changing the Trajectory of Protecting People’s Voices and Votes

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
In this project-based learning instructional activity, young social scientists investigate Stacey Abrams' campaign to protect the voting rights of people across the nation. Investigators learn how to annotate assigned articles, watch...
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Unit Plan
C3 Teachers

Women’s Rights: What Does It Mean to Be Equal?

For Teachers 7th
A guided-inquiry lesson asks seventh graders to research the compelling question, "What does it mean to be equal?" Guided by three supporting questions, researchers complete three formative performance tasks and gather evidence from...
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PBS

Women's History: Parading Through History

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Want to teach your pupils about debate, effective speech techniques, propaganda, and the women's movement? The first in a sequential series of three, scholars analyze real propaganda images from the the historic women's movement, view a...
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Lesson Plan
Heritage Foundation

Voting and the Constitution

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
How difficult was it for everyone to get voting rights? Understanding voting rights and the fight to get them for everyone in the United States can be tricky for some learners. However, they are clarified after engaging in the...
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Broward County Schools

Women's Contributions to the United States

For Students K - 12th
Betsy Ross, Toni Morrison, Sacajawea, Amelia Earhart, Maya Lin, Sally Ride, Judy Baca. No matter the subject area or the grade level you teach you will find much to value in a manual that focuses on the contributions U.S. women have...
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Unit Plan
Northshore School District

American Voices and Their Audiences

For Students 11th - 12th Standards
Those new to teaching an AP level language and composition prep course and seasoned veterans will find much to treasure in a unit that is designed to help young language scholars develop the skills they need to analyze the language...
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University of California

Equal Rights? The Women's Movement from Suffrage to Schlafly

For Teachers 9th - 12th Standards
If you've never heard of the Equal Rights Amendment, it's probably because there isn't one in the United States Constitution. Delve into the contentious history behind the ERA, its founders and supporters, and reasons for its political...
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NASA

Einstein and His Times

For Teachers 8th - 10th Standards
Scholars research and present on the historical happenings of 1919. After sharing their findings, pupils debate about how Congress dealt with the moral issues of the time. The evaluation asks learners to write a persuasive essay...
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PBS

Voting Rights History

For Students 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewWhy is voting so important, anyway? Learn more about the importance of exercising a right for which many men and women marched, fought, and legislated with an interactive timeline activity.
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Worksheet
City University of New York

Analysis Worksheet: The Supreme Court Declares that the Constitution Does Not Protect Women's Right to Vote

For Students 9th - 12th
New ReviewIn this voting rights worksheet, students read instructor-assigned pages about the Supreme Court decision that women did not have the right to vote and then respond to 3 short answer questions.
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US House of Representatives

Recent Trends Among Women in Congress, 1977–2006

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAfter reading the contextual essay, "Assembling, Amplifying, and Ascending: Recent Trends Among Women in Congress 1977–2006," groups select a female senator or representative and research her background and contributions.
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US House of Representatives

Women Pioneers on Capital Hill, 1917–1934

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
New ReviewAs part of a study of the women elected to Congress from 1917 to 1934, groups research and then design a museum exhibit that describes the life and the congressional service of one of these women.
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Lesson Plan
North Carolina Civic Education Consortium

The Nineteenth Amendment

For Teachers 8th - 11th Standards
Beginning with an exercise of favoritism to engage learners, progressing through image and primary source analysis of the Nineteenth Amendment and the Seneca Falls Declaration, and culminating in a look at a political cartoon called...
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Unit Plan
C3 Teachers

Women’s Rights: How Can Women Achieve Equality in a Patriarchal Society?

For Teachers 9th - 12th
Women today may not have heard of Madame C.J. Walker or Wilma Mankiller, and a few may not be aware of Emma Watson's current role; however, they have certainly benefited from their efforts. Using questions supplied by this guided...
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Unit Plan
C3 Teachers

Call for Change: What Did It Take for Women to Be Considered “Equal” to Men in New York?

For Teachers 4th Standards
An inquiry-based lesson challenges fourth graders to examine who had voting rights in New York when it was founded, women's roles, and how they entered politics. Scholars participate in thoughtful discussions and show what they know...
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Anti-Defamation League

7 Ideas for Teaching Women's History Month

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Celebrate Women's History Month with hands on-learning. The resource provides seven strategies to help educators teach Women's History Month, ranging from watching films to reading books written by women. Activities including writing...
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Lesson Plan
National Endowment for the Humanities

Women's Suffrage: Why the West First?

For Teachers 6th - 12th
Eleventh graders discuss the granting of voting rights to women in several Western states. They take a stand, supported by historical evidence, as to whether or not a single theory explains why Western states were the first to grant full...
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Interactive
Mr. Nussbaum

Susan B. Anthony

For Students 4th - 6th Standards
An interactive reading practice focuses on Susan B. Anthony. Scholars read an informational text, then answer 10 questions.
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Academy of American Poets

Teach This Poem: "When Fannie Lou Hamer Said" by Mahogany L. Browne

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
After watching an excerpt from a video of Fannie Lou Hamer's testimony before Congress, pupils do a close reading of Mahogany L. Browne's poem "When Fannie Lou Hamer Said," annotate words and phrases that draw their attention and list...
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Academy of American Poets

Teach This Poem: "Alice Paul" by Katharine Rolston Fisher

For Teachers K - 12th Standards
Powerful women need not look like Wonder Woman. After writing a paragraph about a strong woman they know, young scholars examine images of Alice Paul and then do a close reading of Katharine Rolston Fisher's poem "Alice Paul." Finally,...
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Smithsonian Institution

The Suffragist: Educator's Guide for Classroom Video

For Teachers 5th - 12th Standards
Class members take on the role of historical investigators to determine why it took 40 years for women in the United States to get the right to vote. Sleuths view videos and analyze primary sources and images to gather evidence to answer...
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Activity
US National Archives

Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Suffrage

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
Susan B. Anthony was willing to break the law to gain voting rights for women. Young historians investigate Anthony's willingness to go to jail to draw attention to the suffrage movement. They read and discuss primary source documents to...
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American Institute of Physics

Eunice Foote: Scientist and Suffragette

For Teachers 6th - 12th Standards
The greenhouse effect and climate change are hot topics in today's news. Young scientists may be surprised to learn that the concept is not a new one. In fact, Eunice Newton Foote, scientist, inventor, and suffragette, discovered the...
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Interactive
DocsTeach

The Amendment Process: Ratifying the 19th Amendment

For Teachers 7th - 12th Standards
The process for adding an amendment to the U.S. Constitution is long and arduous, by design. High School historians study a series of documents about the Nineteenth Amendment and, using an interactive program, drag the documents onto a...