Lithograph of the destruction by fire of Pennsylvania Hall, the new building of the Abolition Society, on the night of the 17th May, 1838.
Destruction by fire of Pennsylvania Hall, the new building of the Abolition Society, on the night of the 17th May, 1838.
Library of Congress

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In this field trip, you class will explore the birth place of the women's rights movement, and discover the connections between the women's rights movement and the antislavery movement.The program will begin in our visitor center with a 25 minute orientation film "Dreams of Equality."Afterwards, the class will explore our First Wave statue exhibit with a park ranger.The program includes an exploration of the park's museum.A scavenger hunt program for high school students is available to use in the museum.The class will also tour the Wesleyan Chapel with a park ranger, site of the Seneca Falls Convention, and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House where Elizabeth raised a family while planning strategies for the women's rights movement.

Consider using the Jerry Recue Online Lesson Plan and the Teaching with Historic Places online plan for the M'Clintock House for a pre or post-visit activity.

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Grade Levels:
Ninth Grade-Twelfth Grade
Subject:
Community, Constitutional Amendments, Constitutional Law, Education, Historic Preservation, History, Immigration, Slavery, Women's History
type:
Field Trip Program