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The Equal Rights Amendment in the 1970s and Today

Grade Level Grade 6, Grades 9-12
Resource Type Activity, Lesson Plan


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This lesson asks students to examine the arguments for and against the Equal Rights Amendment. If you are a School Violence Prevention teacher, you will recognize the use of intellectual tools from the Justice section of Foundations of Democracy to examine how each side, in the 1970s, perceived American women’s need, capacity, and desert of this Constitutional amendment. Then they will decide whether or not the amendment is necessary and relevant today.

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1 Review
Excellent lesson and activities for teaching about the Equal Rights Amendment. Includes pre-lesson information sheet on different types of justice, procedures, speech, pamphlets, graphic organizers, links to videos and other resources.
June 10, 2013