Women's History Month

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African American Activists

Students will learn about Ida B Wells, Rosa Parks, and Fannie Lou Hammer; all female African American activists who fought for justice and equality.
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The National Women’s Party

Students will examine documents to determine if the justice system fair and Constitutional in its treatment of the National Women’s Party picketers
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Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin

Students will explore the life of Congresswoman Jeannette Rankin by critically reading primary and secondary sources to determine her worldview and perspective.
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Biography

Dolley Madison

Dolley Madison, the fourth First Lady of the United States, is widely remembered as the most lively of the early First Ladies.
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Sacagawea

While exploring Sacagawea’s role as guide to the Lewis and Clark and the Corps of Discovery expedition, students will diagram a mind map to visualize and connect Sacagawea’s accomplishments to key ideas, events, and people related to this historic mission
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Tea with Penelope

Students will analyze and evaluate the meaning, value, and message of the political cartoon, A Society of Patriotic Ladies, at Edenton, North Carolina, October 25, 1774.
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The Road to Suffrage

In this lesson, students will use the Suffrage Timeline to explore the women, ideas, and action that led to the ratification of the 19th Amendment in 1920 and discuss the Suffrage Movement as a model for peaceful activism.
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Rosie the Riveter

This lesson features a series of student-centered grouping strategies and discussion forums that utilize secondary sources. Students will be exposed to various sources that provide both the historical narrative relating to women during World War II.
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