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Women-only Cars for Tokyo Trains
Students read an article about women-only train cars in Tokyo, Japan. They complete vocabulary and cloze exercises, debate the concepts presented in the article and rate their own opinions.
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To ERA or not to ERA, That is the Question
Should the Equal Rights Amendment be ratified? Is such an amendment to the Constitution necessary to ensure that all women enjoy equal protection under the law? After reading two primary source documents, class members engage in a...
10th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
Barbie in the Labor Force
How have the women's share of the labor force and chosen occupations evolved in the United States over the last century? Using census reports, graphs detailing the gender makeup of the labor force, and analysis of the careers of Barbie...
11th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Designed
The Rights of Women in the United States (Secondary)
What do your pupils know about abusive relationships and equal rights? Expand their knowledge with a series of activities that provide discussion opportunities and information about rights and abuse. First addressing issues relating to...
8th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable
The Nineteenth Amendment
Beginning with an exercise of favoritism to engage learners, progressing through image and primary source analysis of the Nineteenth Amendment and the Seneca Falls Declaration, and culminating in a look at a political cartoon...
8th - 11th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
New Review Gender and Opportunity in Colonial America
What was life like for women in Colonial America? What restrictions were placed upon them and what opportunities were they afforded? A case study of Elizabeth Murray offers high schoolers a chance to investigate primary source documents...
9th - 12th Social Studies & History CCSS: Adaptable
Military Themed Movies: Women's History
Students explore equality by viewing military films in class. In this women's history instructional activity, students view the films "G.I. Jane" and "The General's Daughter" while discussing the obstacles the women in the film face....
7th - 11th Visual & Performing Arts
Discover the life of Bella Abzug, a lifelong activist in the United States for human rights, women's rights, and the environment. This summary of Abzug's life can be assigned for homework or as an in-class reading activity, and followed...
9th - 12th English Language Arts CCSS: Adaptable