Lesson

Women's History and Future: Activism, Careers, & Exciting Roles Ahead!

Lesson Overview

Resources of all types are presented in this lesson to be used as a springboard for: *discussion *inspiration for written projects *creating artwork  * researching career opportunities  * getting volunteer ideas. 

Learn about the lives of women in the U.S., beginning with the struggle to achieve the RIGHT TO VOTE in elections.  Also important is the history of women in social activism AND in the workplace, past and present.  Women have struggled and fought for equal political power, educational opportunities, job opportunities, and social equality through the centuries...learn about these  courageous struggles, and the opportunities they enabled,not just in the United States, but all over the world.  

Duration
Semester
Lesson Type
Project Based Lesson

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Essential Question

In many cultures, there are groups of people who have been  "oppressed"  by their own societies. Later, they are able to  struggle and arrive beyond that oppression to become valuable, contributing citizens.  Learn about the history of women in the United States, their struggle to pass the 19th Amendment (1920) for the RIGHT TO VOTE and own property, and from there, a path of career opportunities, professions, and lifestyles that have become unlimited! 

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Other Instructional Materials or Notes:

6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12

English Language Arts
Health Education
Math
Science
Social Studies
Technology
Visual & Performing Arts
World Languages

small spiral notebook & pen

3 pieces of poster board/  each a different color

felt-tip markers, different colors and sizes

scissors

glue/ gluestick

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