The Rights of Women in the United States

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Six diverse activities make up a substantial unit on the women's rights movement in the United States, past and present. A few of the topics at hand: the fourteenth and nineteenth amendments, the Equal Pay Act, the Lily Ledbetter Act, and domestic abuse. Included activities have your 8-12 grade scholars reading, writing, researching, and debating. 

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Expand by looking at current political debates about women's rights, pay, and access to health care
  • Examining the 2016 presidential election through the lens of the issues raised here is a provocative avenue for research and discussion
Classroom Considerations

  • The link to the Supreme Court History learning site on page 4 is broken (correct link: http://supremecourthistory.org/lc_womens_rights.html)
  • The sixth activity revolves around a movie and a link is provided to purchase it, but the movie is available for free viewing on YouTube (search YouTube for "Iron Jawed Angels")
Pros

  • Breadth of activities keeps each day different
  • Provides a balanced perspective to controversial issues
  • Writing prompts give your scholars agency over the subject of their research
Cons

  • None