Unit Plan

Women’s Rights: What Does It Mean to Be Equal?

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A guided-inquiry lesson asks seventh graders to research the compelling question, "What does it mean to be equal?" Guided by three supporting questions, researchers complete three formative performance tasks and gather evidence from their readings to formulate and support an argument about the issues 19th-century women faced and those today continue to face.

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Instructional Ideas
  • Enlarge and project the "Women in the U.S. Government" infographic
  • Use the resource during March's Women's History Month
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes learners are familiar with Guided Inquiry
  • An introduction to a guided inquiry is provided for those new to this teaching strategy
  • The 16-page packet is richly detailed and includes the text of the featured sources
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