Lesson Plan

Scavenger Hunt for Elementary School Students; Grades 1 – 4

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

Statue of Sojourner Truth in the museum at Women’s Rights National Historical Park.

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Grade Level:
First Grade-Fourth Grade
Subject:
African American History and Culture, Social Studies, Women's History
Duration:
30 minutes
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
indoors
Keywords:
women's rights, Anti-Slavery, Women in the Workplace, Slavery, Sojourner Truth, Suffrage Banner

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.

Procedure

Assessment

E-mail Park Ranger David Malone at david_malone@nps.gov, and request the answer sheet for the Scavenger Hunt for Elementary 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 Women in the workplace, the Seneca Falls Convention, Sojourner Truth, Women and the vote, and women and education.

Vocabulary

Women’s Rights, Rebellion, Sojourner Truth, Suffrage, Slave, Antislavery, Convention, National Park Service.