In this gallery walk, active engagement is facilitated as students walk throughout the classroom, rotating though ten stations. As students work together in small groups they are encouraged to share ideas and respond to meaningful questions relating to ten historic events in women's history.
This lesson is appropriate for middle and high school level United States History and English courses.
Work with a partner or in small groups of three. Rotate through all ten stations, spending 6-7 minutes at each station. Answer questions for each image included in the “Gallery Walk.”
Teacher randomly assign photo(s) to teams or individuals. Answer questions for image(s) assigned.
Assign all slides (photographs and questions) as homework.
*Women/events included in the gallery walk:
Women's Suffrage March
Arrest of Margaret Sanger
Jeannette Rankin Congressional speech
Eleanor Roosevelt women-only Press Conference
Women Factory Workers-WWII
Equal Pay Act- Women with protest signs
Pro-Title IX Protest
Swearing in of Sandra Day O'Connor
Sally Ride in space
Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail
Just added----> Free Bonus Activity! (Women's History Month Matching Cards-40 included)
I print my cards on brightly colored paper, laminate, and cut out. I give all 40 cards to students who finish assignments early. Sometimes I allow students to work in pairs. I mix up the cards and students find matching cards (photo card, quote card, fact card, and trivia card for each woman- 10 total). I have a paper copy of the card sets that I allow students to use as an "answer key" to check their work.
Use as an anticipatory or review activity in a lesson/unit. Distribute one or two cards to each student and allow a couple minutes for students to find the “match(es)” to their card(s). Each set contains four cards. (Photograph, quote, fact, and trivia cards.)
Make copies of multiple (or all sets) for each student to cut out and randomly redistribute on his or her desk and allow time to reassemble sets.
Make copies of multiple (or all sets) for groups of two or three to cut out and randomly redistribute on their desks/table/floor and allow time to reassemble sets.
Women included: Harriet Tubman, Susan B. Anthony, Amelia Earhart, Eleanor Roosevelt, Rosa Parks, Rachel Carson, Winona La Duke, Hillary Clinton, Ruth Bader Ginsburg, Esmeralda Santiago.