Recent Trends Among Women in Congress, 1977–2006

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After reading the contextual essay, "Assembling, Amplifying, and Ascending: Recent Trends Among Women in Congress 1977–2006," groups select a woman senator or representative and research her background and contributions.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Continue with the main activity of the resources in this series, (i.e., creating a museum display of a Congresswoman's legacy) until the profiles of all the women who have served are displayed
Classroom Considerations
  • The fourth in a series of seven resources that trace the history of women in Congress from 1917 to 2006
  • The packet includes reading comprehension and critical thinking questions
  • No documents are included in the packet; however, links to all required materials are provided