Digital Classroom Resources

Explore classroom-ready resources created by the Museum and through the "For Educators, by Educators" initiative.  There are lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and more. You can search by topic, theme, or resource type. 

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Francis Perkins and the New Deal

Students will use primary and secondary resources to introduce themselves to the life and works of Frances Perkins, the first female cabinet member who served as the Secretary of Labor.
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The Janes

In this lesson, students will consider what life in America was like prior to Roe v. Wade.
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Real Life Rosie the Riveters

This lesson features a series of student-centered grouping strategies and discussion forums that utilize primary and secondary sources accounts regarding real-life ‘Rosie the Riveters’ and their contributions to America’s victory in the Second World War.
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Dolores Huerta and the Delano Grape Strike

The Delano Grape Strike represents one of the most important labor movements in American history and demonstrates an intersection between the Civil Rights Movement and the movement initiated by the Mexican-American and Filipino-American communities. 
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Fannie Lou Hamer and Social Activism

This lesson provides an insight into the rhetoric and social action of Fannie Lou Hamer. By focusing on three speeches through her career, students will better be able to understand how Hamer was an agent of change.
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Feminist Philosophers of the 20th Century

Students will explore the life and core philosophic contributions of three female philosophers: Simone De Beauvoir, Hannah Arendt, and Judith Butler. Students will grapple with the core questions and feminist-theoretical perspectives of each philosopher.
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