The Equal Rights Amendment (ERA), proposed in 1923, has never been ratified. Activists seeking gender equality have sought its ratification since its first proposal but have encountered resistance along the way.
After learning about Susan B. Anthony, students will create a coin mobile. On the back of each coin, they will write the actions that identify her as an agent for change, as well as a word to describes her.
Students will learn about the purpose and message of Declaration of Independence, question and discover if women had rights in Early America and analyze and compare the Declaration of Sentiments and its message and purpose.
Students will use the information they learned from reading the short biography of Wilma Mankiller, watching the video, Bell Water Project, to brainstorm community based self-help projects that the class could organize at their school.