The Magic Sash: Episode 1

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The Sash

As the adventure begins, Lotty and Isaiah are partnered up for a school project about the 100th anniversary of the 19th Amendment. When they discover a suffragist’s sash in Lotty’s basement, it transports them all the way back to 1848, where they meet a very special girl named Florence.

Host: Aly Raisman

Lesson Plan

Developed by the National Park Service
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Download the lesson plan for this episode of The Magic Sash to dive into the themes of this episode. There are four pages.

Guiding Question: How do people express their support for social and political issues or candidates?

Learning Objectives:

  1. Students will identify and summarize the history of the Seneca Falls Convention of 1848 and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, one of the convention's organizers.

  2. Students will analyze information from text and the audio podcast and draw conclusions from information.

  3. Students will support an argument or opinion with evidence drawn from the text and audio podcast.

  4. Students will create a poster that supports an issue or opinion using images and text to convey a message to a specific audience.

Places Associated with this Episode

NPS photo of Wesleyan Chapel
Women's Rights National Historical Park

The park includes the Wesleyan Chapel and the Elizabeth Cady Stanton House.

exterior of Martin Van Buren home. NPS photo
Martin VanBuren National Historical Site

The home of President Martin Van Buren.

About the Podcast

Lotty - Katelyn Joseph
Isaiah - David Dotson
Young Florence - Tessa Espinola
Mr. Whitaker - Greg Wood
Elizabeth Cady Stanton - Amy Hutchins
Mrs. Alvarez - Arielle Gonzalez

The Magic Sash is a production of the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission, the National Park Service, TRAX from PRX, and Gen-Z Media. The podcast was envisioned by WSCC Executive Director Anna Laymon with support from Kelsey Millay. Executive Producers: Genevieve Sponsler (TRAX from PRX) and Ben Strouse (Gen-Z Media). Creators: Benjamin Strouse, David Kreizman and Chris Tarry. Writers: Sandy Rustin and David Kreizman. Music: Peter Kiesewalter. Additional Music: Chris Tarry and Jennifer Rowekamp. Sound design and music editing: Chris Tarry and Darian Newsome. Production Director: Michelle Tattenbaum.

Original Air Date: August 5, 2020

Last updated: August 12, 2020


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