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For Teachers
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Teaching with Historic Places, the National Park Service's series of more than 100 online lesson plans including 15 on women, like these:
Adeline Hornbek and the Homestead Act: A Colorado Success Story
historic image of Adeline Hornbek Discover how Adeline Hornbek, single mother of four, defied traditional gender roles to become the owner of a successful ranch under the Homestead Act.
  The M'Clintock House: A Home to the Women's Rights Movement
Image of the M'Clintock House 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.
Navesink Lighthouse and Robbins Reef Lighthouse:
Lighting the Way Through New York Bay

Image of the Robbins Reef Lighthouse Learn about two historic lighthouses that illustrate how technological advancements contributed to maritime safety and about the isolated, often routine, but sometimes heroic life led by Kate Walker, keeper at Robbins Reef.
The Battle of Prairie Grove: Civilian Recollections of the Civil War
Image of modern day Prairie Grove battlefield Understand the violence of the Civil War through the eyes of young women whose homes were in the midst of an important battle and continuing conflict.

Many national parks have created teacher tools, including:

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Eleanor Roosevelt National Historic Site, Hyde Park, New York
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Violet Oakley
Violet Oakley (1874-1961) painted grand frescos in government halls throughout the country. The picturesque ivy-covered building in Philadelphia that was home and studio to many young female artists, including Oakley is listed in the National Register of Historic Places.
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