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Feminist Activism in the 1960s: The Personal is Political

Grade Level Grades 9-12
Resource Type Lesson Plan
Standards Alignment
Common Core State Standards


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This lesson introduces students to women activists who helped define and broaden the public discussion of women’s issues in the late 1960s, an era of enormous political upheaval in the United States and around the world.

Scholars often divide the women’s movement of the late 1960s and 1970s into two generations. The older generation, known as equal rights feminists, campaigned for equal rights and equal opportunities for women. They founded lasting organizations such as the National Organization for Women (NOW). The younger generation, often called the women’s liberation movement, learned their political lessons in the civil rights and antiwar movements. They wanted to transform both public and private life. A founding event of the women’s liberation movement is the 1968 Miss America Pageant Protest.




Lesson Plan
February 13, 2020
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Determine central ideas or themes of a text and analyze their development; summarize the key supporting details and ideas.
Assess how point of view or purpose shapes the content and style of a text.
Present information, findings, and supporting evidence such that listeners can follow the line of reasoning and the organization, development, and style are appropriate to task, purpose, and audience.


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