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  • Photograph of Catharine Paine Blaine and the Rev. David E. Blaine’s church and parsonage in Seattle, ca. 1854.

    This lesson plan examines the life of Catharine Paine Blaine, an attendee of the Seneca Falls Convention who traveled from Seneca Falls, New York to Washington Territory in the 1850s.  Using everyday items that Catharine brought with her to the Pacific Northwest, your students will explore how eastern settlers brought both objects and ideas with them as they traveled.  Students will examine primary sources and make connections to their own experiences.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Seventh Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    Community, Family Life, Geography, History, Immigration, Pioneer America, Religion, Westward Expansion, Women's History
  • Chromolithograph:  Print shows a man and a woman wearing knickers and bloomers, standing with a bicycle between them, shaking hands.

    In the mid-19th century, society expected women to wear long and heavy skirts and tight corsets.  If they were cooking, carrying a baby, or working in a mill, this clothing could become dangerous.  In the early 1850s, Elizabeth Smith Miller introduced a new clothing style that allowed freedom of movement and decreased hazards.  Learn how this style of dress not only provided freedom of movement, but also became a symbol of women’s rights.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    Family Life, Fire Safety, Health, History, Women's History
    Keywords:
    clothing, Bloomers, Occupational Safey.
  • Women's Rights National Historical Park

    An American Story ‹ The Jerry Rescue of 1851

    Lithograph entitled “Effects of the Fugitive Slave Law”, published in 1850.

    In 1850, Congress passed the Fugitive Slave Act, which said that all runaway slaves had to be returned to their masters, even if they had gained their freedom by escaping to a “free state”. On October 1st, 1851, an Abolitionist political party was holding an Anti-Slavery Convention in Syracuse, NY. That same day, a runaway slave named William “Jerry” Henry was arrested and jailed under the Fugitive Slave Law by federal marshals.  If you were there, what would you do? What actually did happen?

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Fifth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Constitutional Law, History, Slavery
    Keywords:
    Slavery, Underground Railroad, Abolition, Fugitive Slave Law.
  • The Declaration of Sentiments interactive exhibit in the museum at Women’s Rights National Historical Park.

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Ninth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil Rights Movement, Constitutional Amendments, Education, Family Life, History, Journalism, Law, Religion, Slavery, Social Studies, Women's History
  • Alice Paul and suffragists in a car during a suffrage parade.  ca. 1910 -15.

    The 19th amendment to the Constitution gave all women of legal age the right to vote. This lesson plan will explore the various means of non-violent protests used by Alice Paul and the National Women’s Party (NWP).  It will address such ideas as the Silent Sentinels at the White House, and the imprisonment of suffragists for their protest activities. This lesson plan is an accompaniment to the video Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Sixth Grade-Adult Education (general)
    Subjects:
    Civil Rights Movement, Constitutional Amendments, Family Life, History, Women's History
  • Women's Rights National Historical Park

    Scavenger Hunt for Elementary School Students; Grades 1 ‹ 4

    Statue of Sojourner Truth in the Woman’s Matters exhibit in the museum.

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    First Grade-Fourth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Social Studies, Women's History
    Keywords:
    women's rights, Anti-Slavery, Women in the Workplace, Slavery, Sojourner Truth, Suffrage Banner
  • Statue of Frederick Douglass in the lobby of the visitor center of Women’s Rights NHP.

    Using Douglass’s own words, maps, and other primary sources, students will learn about the life of this great American hero. From the Eastern shore of Maryland as a slave, to New Bedford, Massachusetts as a freedom seeker, to Washington D.C. as an author, journalist, lecturer, and statesman.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fourth Grade-Twelfth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil Rights Movement, Civil War, History, Reconstruction, Slavery, Women's History
  • A Bloomer costume and a corset, on exhibit in the museum at Women’s Rights National Historical Park.

    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.

    Type:
    Lesson Plan
    Grade level:
    Fifth Grade-Eighth Grade
    Subjects:
    African American History and Culture, Civil Rights Movement, Education, History, Slavery, Social Studies, Women's History