Lesson Plan

Teaching with Historic Places:  The M’Clintock House;  A Home to the Women’s Rights Movement

Photo of the parlor at the M'Clintock House, where the Seneca Falls convention was planned.
The parlor at the M'Clintock House, where the Seneca Falls convention was planned.
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Subject:
African American History and Culture, Constitutional Amendments, Constitutional Law, Education, Family Life, History, Law, Religion, Slavery, Women's History
Duration:
The teacher should allow one hour to present this lesson plan.
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
indoors

Overview

This lesson plan will explore how the Quakers were interested in antislavery and women’s rights, and how the M’Clintock family lent their support to the Seneca Falls convention by providing experience in the planning and preparation for hosting conventions.

Objective(s)

This lesson plan will help your students learn how the Waterloo Quaker community and the M'Clintocks were involved in antislavery and in women's rights. It will explore the various ways in which the M'Clintock family helped to support these issues and how they aided in the planning and preparation for the Seneca Falls convention.



Background

The teacher should have a good knowledge of the Seneca Falls convention, the antislavery movement, and Quakers such as Lucretia Mott and the M'Clintock family who were involved in these movements.



Procedure

Follow steps 1 through 6 in How to use a TwHP Lesson Plan



Park Connections

This Lesson Plan will help your students learn of the contributions and the importance of the Quaker influence on the Success of the Seneca Falls Convention



Vocabulary

Women’s Rights, Slavery, Antislavery, Temperance, Dress Reform, Convention, Quaker, Society of Friends.