Section outline

  • Okay, since we didn't quite get through all of last week's Thursday/Friday lesson, we'll start this week where we left off. 

    Monday/Tuesday - Hopefully, with a decent understanding of just how difficult it was for women in the 19th century, we'll pick up right as the Women's Rights Movement was about to take off with The Seneca Falls Convention in 1848. The activity, found below, begins with the class taking a quick look at a modified version of the Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions. After reading the document together, each student will then respond to the Reading Focus questions found at the beginning. Additionally, each of you will then choose any three of the declarations which you find the most important or interesting. Finish by writing a short summary for each, describing why they matter.

    Leaving Seneca Falls behind, we'll move right into the heart of the women's suffrage movement (suffrage, by the way, means to have the right to vote, not to suffer). After watching another Crash Course episode (#31), called - you guessed it - "Women's Suffrage," we then go to the text book for a reading and note taking assignment. You guys will be responsible for pgs 212-14, reading and outlining the section. Additionally, you'll need to complete the workbook assignment "Arguments Against Woman Suffrage" found on pages 118-19 of your workbook.

    Wednesday - All three classes will spend the period taking on the roles of the characters in a short play called "Votes for Women." 

    Thursday/Friday - We will be watching the first part of the Ken Burns' documentary "Not For Them Alone." This video highlights the lives of the movements major players - Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony. As you watch the film, you will have the task of  creating a double-bubble map to compare and contrast the lives of these two remarkable women.

    Next week: We move further into the 20th century, examining the changing roles of women from the 1920s, through World War II, and into the '60s and '70s.