Women Pioneers on Capital Hill, 1917–1934

As part of a study of the women who were 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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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the lesson, have individuals read the essay "I'm No Lady, I'm a Member of Congress," and complete the comprehension and critical thinking questions out of class, saving class time for the discussion and the main exercise
Classroom Considerations
  • The first in a series of seven related resources focused on women in Congress
  • Links are provided to online resources
  • A list of additional activities is included
  • No documents are included in the packet; however, links are provided