From the Declaration of Independence to the Declaration of Sentiments

As part of a study of women's rights in early America, class members compare the Declaration of Independence to the Declaration of Sentiments presented at the Seneca Falls Convention. As an exit ticket, individuals explain whether or not they believe the Seneca Falls Convention was effective in its mission to gain equal rights for women.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Have class members research the legal doctrine of Coverture and its relationship to women's rights with this resource
Classroom Considerations

  • Presumes pupils have a basic knowledge of the Declaration of Independence
  • Requires additional prep time to tag the video, to locate materials, and make copies of documents
Pros

  • Includes a very detailed lesson plan and links to required documents
Cons

  • None