Analyzing a Letter from Ruth Bader Ginsburg

Before her career as a Supreme Court Justice, the Notorious RBG was a legal activist for women's rights. Using a letter from then-Professor Ginsburg, young historians carefully examine a letter from Ginsburg to a member of Congress supporting the Equal Rights Amendment. A series of questions guides them through the document, including a final analytical writing prompt.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Use as an exit ticket or supplementary activity when teaching about the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Offer the resource to build primary source analysis skills 
Classroom Considerations
  • Learners need background on Ruth Bader Ginsburg and the Equal Rights Amendment
  • Approach is scaffolded and easy to adapt to a variety of pupils
  • Resource features a lesser-known document, giving the opportunity to build content knowledge
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