National Congress of Neighborhood Women
Students research and create a case study as an illustration of the different programs created by the National Congress of Neighborhood Women. Then they present their cases to the class and discuss.
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A Changing of the Guard: Traditionalists, Feminists, and the New Face of Women in Congress
Students explore the role of women as Congressional leaders. In this women's rights lesson, students identify and investigate the impact of women representatives and senators in the U.S. Legislative Branch. Comprehension questions, data,...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History
North Carolinians Take a Stand on Ratification of the 19th Amendment
The fight to pass the 19th Amendment to the US Constitution that guaranteed women the right to vote was contentious and divisive. Many states refused to ratify the amendment, initially proposed in 1878. Class members examine documents...
7th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
One Kid, One Vote
Learn about why the citizens of Washington, D.C. feel unrepresented in Congress with an article about D.C voting rights. Individuals read about the movement toward congressional representation in Washington, D.C., before answering...
7th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Cartoons for the Classroom: Celebrating the 19th Amendment
Eighty-eight years after women earned the right to vote, a women ran for president. Young analysts consider the role women play in politics, how they are portrayed, the standards they are held to, and if they are still treated unfairly...
10th - 12th Social Studies & History
The Evolution of Congress
Using the Internet, as well as textbooks, high school scholars research how Congress has evolved over the years. They examine legislative leaders and their accomplishments, compare and contrast legislative procedures in various eras, and...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History
Reading Comprehension Quiz - Margaret Sanger
Delve into the world of women's rights with this reading comprehension activity about Margaret Sanger. An excerpt from a Time Magazine article by Gloria Steinem details Sanger's numerous accomplishments and goals, and readers use the...
8th - 9th English Language Arts
Women, Their Rights, and Nothing Less
Students explore the social role of women in the 19th and 20th centuries. In groups, they research women's rights movements and then describe methods and strategies used to achieve their goals. Students investigate why it took 80 years...
9th - Higher Ed Social Studies & History