Herstory: Women portrayed in film
Students examine various videos and books about Harriet Tub man, Annie Oakley, and Wilma Rudolph. They conduct research, participate in games, and write stories involving these three women.
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Two Sides of Every Story: Day 1-10
A ten-day lesson is described in a short outline. It may be short but the idea is wonderful. Learners engage in textual analysis as they analyze and research various accounts of historical events common to the Civil Rights or Vietnam...
7th English Language Arts CCSS: Designed
Diversity in Media: Looking Critically at What We See
This learning experience fosters awareness of representations we see, and don't see, in the media. Learners list TV programs, games, and films they enjoy, identify characters' ethnic, religious, (dis)ability, and sexual orientation...
8th - Higher Ed English Language Arts
The Portrayal of Women in Media
This is an awesome exercise. Learners use this worksheet as they examine an advertisement from a past decade (you need to provide). They answer five questions that aid them in analyzing the ad and the portrayal of women from that time...
7th - 9th Social Studies & History
Women's Roles in the Mi'kmaq Community Long Ago
Fifth graders examine the roles of Aboriginal women in their community long ago. They explore the different roles Aboriginal women portray in today's society. They address any stereotyping they may have regarding Aboriginal people.
5th Social Studies & History
How Women Got the Vote: The Story of Carrie Lane Chapman Catt
Students participate in a simulation and compare and contrast the arguments for and against womens' right to vote. In this civil rights lesson, students simulate disenfranchisement of women by allowing only half of the class to vote on a...
5th - 12th Social Studies & History
Women in the Cockpit
Alberta Kinney was a member of the Women's Airforce Service Pilot (WASP) program. They were some of the first women in America to fly army aircraft in World War II. Viewers discover who Kinney was and how the program shaped women's...
4 mins 3rd - 6th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
The First African American Regiment
Young historians examine a memorial sculpture of the first African American regiment in the Civil War, and then compare how the experiences of the regiment are portrayed in letters and poetry, as well as in the motion picture, Glory.
6th - 8th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Fly Girls: Women Aviators in World War II
Explore contributions of Women Airforce Service Pilots (WASPs) during World War II with an engaging history lesson plan. Middle schoolers examine portrayals of women in World War II posters and newsreels, compare and contrast them with...
6th - 8th Social Studies & History
Eleanor Roosevelt- Mini Biography
"I think every First Lady since Eleanor Roosevelt is measured against Eleanor Roosevelt." With this brief mini-bio, discover how the longest-serving First Lady of the United States expanded the role by developing her own constituency,...
4 mins 8th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable