Lesson Plan

Elizabeth Cady Stanton: Orator, Author, and Activist

Have you ever felt like your opinion doesn't count? Scholars research and analyze the impact Elizabeth Cady Stanton had on women's rights. Primary and secondary sources as well as video clips give individuals a clear picture of Stanton's work and open a window to possible changes in today's world. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Preview the lesson by holding a vote in class of some kind—and exclude a certain number of students from the voting process
  • Break class into teams to read through the Declaration of Sentiments to help understand the document
  • Place images of the 15th and 19th Amendments as well as Stanton around the room prior to the lesson
Classroom Considerations
  • Time for the lesson is 40 minutes
  • Group sizes should be no more than three
  • Resource contains printable worksheets, primary documents, and graphic organizers for a well-rounded lesson
  • Video clip is great for audio and visual learners
  • None
Common Core