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This section of the Teacher's Corner contains several links to classroom activities and assignments that use materials from the Women and Social Movements website. Please contact us if you are using materials from the website in your classes: we would like to highlight your lesson plans here.

Heaven Will Protect the Working Girl

An activity created by Professor Tracey Weis at Millersville University using documents from "Workers and Allies in the New York Shirtwaist Strike." The activity asks students to document the strike from a reporter's point of view, make recommendations for an editorial position, and discuss the activities in small groups.

Women in U.S. History, 1620-1865, Writing Assignment

A 10-12 page paper assignment created by Professor Joyce Hanson at California State, San Bernardino. The assignment asks students to write a memoir assuming the persona of a woman living in 1859 using, in part, resources from the following document projects: "Oberlin Women and Antebellum Social Movements," "The Appeal of Female Moral Reform," "The Nineteenth-Century Dress Reform Movement," "Bible Communism and Women of the Oneida Community," and "Lucretia Mott's Reform Networks."

National Association of Colored Women, Creative Writing Assignment

Dr. Dianne Glave at Loyola Marymount University asks students to read documents from "African-American Women and the Chicago World's Fair" to prepare for an in-class creative writing assignment about African-American women leaders in the club movement.

Equal Suffrage?

A threaded discussion as part of a class offered by Nancy Page Fernandez asking students to apply what they learned about the suffrage movement and to better understand race in American history using documents from "National Woman's Party and the Enfranchisement of African-American Women."

Gender and Jim Crow

A threaded discussion as part of a class offered by Nancy Page Fernandez asking students to apply what they learned about the political interests, problems, and activities of African-American women before they had the vote using documents from "African-American Women and the Chicago World's Fair."

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