ERIC Number: ED346004
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1990
Reference Count: N/A
Four Who Dared: Women Who Made History in Rensselaer County.
Designed to dramatize constitutional issues in the history of Rensselaer County, New York, the struggle for women's rights is the focus of this play that is intended for fourth grade students as part of their local history curriculum. The play has four objectives: to enable students to understand the meaning of inequality, to show how the lives of women and blacks were affected by inequality, to illustrate how ideas about changing women's lives differed, and to relate past inequalities to the present. The play itself involves four famous pioneers in the struggle for equal rights for women--Emma Willard, Susan B. Anthony, Harriet Tubman, and Kate Mullaney--each of whom had a connection to Rensselaer County. (DB)
Descriptors: Constitutional History, Dramatics, Feminism, Grade 4, Intermediate Grades, Learning Activities, Local History, Sex Fairness, Social Studies, United States History, Womens History, Womens Studies
Council for Citizenship Education, Russell Sage College, Troy, NY 12180 ($3).
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher; Guides - Classroom - Learner
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: New York State Commission on the Bicentennial of the United States Constitution, Albany.
Authoring Institution: Russell Sage Coll., Troy, NY.
Identifiers: New York (Rensselaer County)
Note: Reprinted from "New York and the Bicentennial," edited by Stephen C. Schechter and Richard B. Berstein, Albany: New York State Bicentennial Commission 1990, pp. 58-65.