Women's History Lesson Plans
Earhart and Clara Barton | Eleanor
Roosevelt and Susan B. Anthony
Jean King, Helen Hayes, and Rosa Parks | Civil
Rights and Immigration
Influential Women Who Changed History | Elections
& Voting Teaching
O'Connor, McClintock, and Hillary Clinton | Women's
History Worksheets | March
Teacher Helpers Lesson Series
Hornbek and the Homestead Act- Discover how Adeline Hornbek,
single mother of four, defied traditional gender roles to become
the owner of a successful ranch under the Homestead Act.
Women's History: A Research Guide
Women's History to Life in the Classroom- A cross curricular look
at Women's History Month.
Barton's House: Home of the American Red Cross- Follow Barton's remarkable
career as a leader of charitable causes, from caring for the wounded on
Civil War battlefields to founding the American Red Cross.
the Salary Gap- Students explore careers in their community and calculate
the average salaries for men and women working in those careers.
Women's Rights- Students debate the issue of -Women's Rights- and
compare women of the past to the women of the present.
Women's History- A wide range of resources.
Lady of the World: Eleanor Roosevelt at Val-Kill- Examine how Roosevelt's
activities at home reflected her interest in humanitarianism, as epitomized
by her leadership in the creation of the UN's Declaration of Human Rights.
Girls�: Women Aviators in World War II- What contributions did the
Women Airforce Service Pilot make during World War II?
Women: New Orleans - Discuss the lives of two successful women living
in New Orleans, Louisiana in the nineteenth century.
- Married Women�s
Property Rights Changing Views and Challenges
Contributions by Women- Students explore the contributions of women
to mathematics by writing a research paper, presenting a summary to their
peers, and sharing an activity with their peers.
Troubles - Demobilization of the country Labor Strife and Struggles
Introduction of Red Scare.
Reform Era - Students will understand how economic factors have influenced
When, Where, and Obstacles to Overcome- A classroom lesson series.
B. Anthony Day- A detailed lesson.
Mary McLeod Bethune Council House- Learn about Mary McLeod Bethune
and how she and the organization she founded promoted political and social
change for African American women.
M'Clintock House: A Home to the Women's Rights Movement- Learn why
a family home in upstate New York became the site for the creation of
one of the most important documents in the history of American women.
Modern Woman - By the end of this lesson students should have an understanding
of the flapper and the double standards between men and women.
- Tools Uncover
Women's Work- The spindle is a universal symbol of womankind. Within
most cultures, the spinning of wool, flax, cotton and silk traditionally
has been a woman's task.
Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage- What attitudes about women
and their relationships with men had to be overcome before women could
take their rightful place in American society?
- Who Are
the Most Powerful 20th Century Women?- This activity introduces the
students to Internet reference materials. Students research an assigned
20th century woman, copy and paste the URL in an email, and send the email
to the teacher.
Did That?- Students research remarkable women of today, write a biography
about one of those women, and create a trivia game using facts from the
Were the Foremothers of Women's Equality?- What sources are useful
for uncovering the names of the women who contributed to the early Women's
Rights Movement in the U.S.?
Equality: Changing Attitudes and Beliefs- What attitudes and beliefs
obstructed the progress of the Women's Rights Movement in its formative
Lives Before the Civil War- An interesting look at this time period.
Rights- Students research the women's rights movement in the twentieth
century and develop a timeline depicting major people/events associated
with the movement.
Suffrage - The purpose of this lesson is to allow students to explore
the vital themes and people of the women's suffrage movement.
Suffrage: Why the West First?- Why were the Western states the first
in the nation to grant full voting rights for women?
Words of Wisdom- Create a bulletin board of inspiring quotes by famous
to Remember- After children read and collect information on women
in history, your class has a TEA PARTY, with petit fours cakes and ice
tea. Collecting research from selected books and the Internet, plus writing
notes and oral reporting are lesson activities.