Traditionalist, Feminist, and the New Face of Women in Congress, 1955–1976

This Traditionalist, Feminist, and the New Face of Women in Congress, 1955–1976 lesson plan also includes:

New Review

As part of a study of women in Congress, class members read the contextual essay, "A Changing of the Guard; Traditionalist, Feminist, and the New Face of Women in Congress, 1955–1976." Groups then research a woman serving during this period and create an exhibit that details her life and her Congressional service.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • The main activity is an extension of the museum displays created in the two previous lessons in the series; therefore, add the displays created for this session to those previously produced
Classroom Considerations

  • The third in a series of seven related resources focusing on women in Congress
Pros

  • The lesson may be easily flipped by having class members read the essay and respond to both the comprehension and critical thinking questions out of class, saving class time for discussion and the activity
Cons

  • No documents are included in the packet; however, links to all required materials are provided