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9/11 Teacher Workshop in NYC

Interested in bringing 9/11 into your classroom? Get strategies at a teacher development workshop in New York City.
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The Baltimore riots: Newseum resources

As events in Baltimore continue to unfold, use Newseum resources to make connections in your classroom. Below is a list of relevant resources and lesson plans that relate to the events in Baltimore. Resources are divided into three categories: media literacy, historical connections and civics and citizenship.
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Unsung Heroes: The Association of Collegiate Alumnae

ACA was incorporated in 1899.

In 1881, Marion Talbot and Ellen Swallow Richards organized a meeting of fifteen women in Boston in order to discuss the lack of opportunities for college-educated women. A few months later, in January of 1882, the Association of Collegiate Alumnae was officially organized.
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Unsung Heroes: Carry A. Nation

Standing six feet tall, it was difficult to miss Carry A. Nation when she walked into a bar or saloon; add a hatchet, and you have a woman who was impossible to miss.
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Unsung Heroes: Alice Paul

Alice Paul devoted her life to women’s rights in the United States. She worked tirelessly to ensure women’s suffrage and wrote the first draft of the Equal Rights Amendment.
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Unsung Heroes: Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin

Jeannette Rankin spent her entire career fighting for social reform, women’s rights and peace. She was the first woman elected to Congress.
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Unsung Heroes: Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly

Nellie Bly, born Elizabeth Jane Cochrane in 1864, was a pioneer for women in journalism and an influential investigative journalist.
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Unsung Heroes: Road Trip for Suffrage

ara Bard Field, Maria Kindberg and Ingeborg Kindstedt

On Jan. 1, 1915, Sara Bard Field, Maria Kindberg and Ingeborg Kindstedt began a cross-country road trip to deliver a petition with a half a million names supporting women’s suffrage to President Wilson in Washington, D.C.
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Unsung Heroes: Farmville Student Strike

Brown v. Board was a collection of five cases; all of them focused on the constitutionality of state-sponsored segregation in public schools. Davis v. Board of Education of Prince Edward County (VA) was one of the five cases and it started with students.
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Unsung Heroes: The Student Voice

The Student Voice, a publication of the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee (SNCC)

Discouraged by the lack of press coverage of the civil rights movement by the mainstream press, the Student Nonviolent Coordinating Committee, or “SNCC”, began their own independent newspaper, The Student Voice.
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