Lesson Plan

Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students; Grades 5 – 8

A Bloomer costume and a corset, on exhibit in the museum at Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
A Bloomer costume and a corset, on exhibit in the museum at Women’s Rights National Historical Park.
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Grade Level:
Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
Subject:
African American History and Culture, Civil Rights Movement, Education, History, Slavery, Social Studies, Women's History
Duration:
30 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
indoors

Overview

Help your class get the most out of the exhibits in our museum by using our scavenger hunt.  This scavenger hunt will disburse your class throughout the museum and allow them to be inquisitive as they search for answers to questions about the First Women’s Rights Convention, the women’s rights movement, and the people who inspired and led the movement.  Just download the scavenger hunt (in either PDF or MSWord format), print and distribute it to your students before you visit the park.

Objective(s)

To help your students to explore the exhibits in our museum and begin to learn about the Seneca Falls Convention and the women's rights movement.



Background

This Scavenger Hunt explores the women's rights movement from its roots until about 1990.It explores such subjects as the Seneca Falls Convention and the Declaration of Sentiments, temperance, women's education, women in the work place, dress reform, Lucretia Mott, the antislavery movemen, Frederick Douglass, and Amelia Bloomer.



Procedure

Step 1. Download the Scavenger Hunt for Middle School Students and print copies for your students before your visit to Women's Rights National Historical Park. When you visit the park's museum on the second floor of the visitor center, distribute the Scavenger Hunt sheets to your students along with pencils. Please DO NOT allow your students to use pens. Insure that the students write their names at the top of the first page of their Scavenger Hunt sheets. At the end of your visit to the museum, collect the Scavenger Hunt sheets from your students, insuring that their names are written on the top of the first page.

Assessment

E-mail Park Ranger David Malone at david_malone@nps.gov, and request the answer sheet for the Scavenger Hunt for Middle School students. Or, pick it up at the information desk before you leave the park. Compare the answers provided on the answer sheets to the answers found on your students Scavenger Hunt sheets for assessment.



Park Connections

The Scavenger Hunt will help your students to explore the exhibits in the museum. The exhibits explore such subjects as the Seneca Falls Convention, Frederick Douglass, Lucretia Mott, Amelia Bloomer, Women and the vote, and women and education, and women in the workplace.



Vocabulary

Women’s Rights, Rebellion, Suffrage, Slave, Antislavery, temperance, dress reform, Convention.