Activity name: Who are our Foremothers?
Seminar: Women in American History
Grade Levels: 5-12
Time needed: 1 to 2 class periods
Computers/internet for research
Blank sheets of paper (optional)
Color pencils/markers (optional)
This activity is designed to teach students about women in American History
Who are forefathers?
Who would be our foremothers?
How have women changed and improved the United States overtime?
How did women gain more power in America?
Students will be able to explain the importance of at least four American women in the development of the United States
Students will have a basic understanding of the founding fathers and founding mothers in American history
Students will be able to understand how women gain more political and economic freedoms during the development of the United States
Students will have an understanding of historical markers and why monuments to key Americans are created.
Prior knowledge: This lesson is designed as an introductory or complimentary lesson to a unit on the Seneca Falls Convention or Women in American History
Background information: This lesson plan should go with unit on the Reform Movement, Progressive Movement, or a general unit on women in American History
This lesson plan is in the following collection:
Women in American History Writing Activities
Individual Women’s History Lesson Plans:
Alice Paul and the 19th Amendment PowerPoint
Alice Paul and the 19th Amendment Worksheet
19th Amendment Webquest/Worksheet
Who are our Foremothers?
Modern Women in American History Monument Writing Activity
American Women Research Paper
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Women in American History Writing Activities Collection
Primary Sources Worksheet Collection for American and World History
History Wizard’s Whole Year of American History Webquest and Internet Worksheet Collection
History Wizard’s One Year of World History, American History, and Geography Worksheets/Webquests
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