This is a powerpoint that can be used for Government, American History, Political Science, Sociology, or anything that includes a history of the rights and citizenship of women in America. There are 35 slides - a mix of text and images - and the slides go chronologically back to the suffragettes. It begins at the Seneca Falls convention, discusses the suffragist movement and why it was needed, second wave feminism in the 60s and 70s, abortion and Roe v Wade, the anti-feminist movement and the stop-ERA campaign. On the last slide, questions are posed to the class about what women have gained, where women are today, and what progress needs to be made. The questions are intentionally broad and open ended, and should make for a good class discussion/debate. In the ppt, I underline the text I recommend students write down in their notebooks - they include important names, dates, and concepts. Content included in this lecture includes:
The Suffragist Movement
Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
Women's legal status and rights prior to the movement
Strategies and Struggles of the movement
The 19th Amendment
2nd Wave Feminism
Roe v Wade
Questions for class discussion: where are we now?
This slideshow also includes various images and photographs relevant to the topic. This should take 1-2 class periods.