The Power of Words and Activism: Susan B. Anthony

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Where have all the activists gone? Class members compare 21st-century activism with the suffrage movement and the work of Susan B. Anthony. They begin by examining Anthony's biography and speeches to find evidence that her words and ideas are reflected in her actions. After looking for ways Anthony has influenced modern activists, the class identifies a cause or social issue and develops a slide show presentation modeled on Anthony's work urging for change.

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Have class member investigate the arguments for and against the Equal Rights Amendment including this resource that describes the work of Gloria Steinem and Phyllis Schlafly
Classroom Considerations
  • Presumes class members have basic knowledge of the suffrage and civil rights movements
  • The detailed plan is carefully scaffolded
  • Links are provided to all necessary documents
  • No rubric is provided for the project