ERIC Number: ED453151
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Seneca Falls Convention: Teaching about the Rights of Women and the Heritage of the Declaration of Independence. ERIC Digest.
Osborn, Elizabeth R.
Different groups at different times have turned to founding documents of the United States to meet their needs and to declare their entitlement to the promises of the Revolution of 1776. At Seneca Falls, New York in the summer of 1848, a group of U.S. men and women met to discuss the legal limitations imposed on women during this period. Their consciousness of those limitations had been raised by their participation in the anti-slavery movement. Eventually they used the language and structure of the Declaration of Independence to stake their claim to the rights they felt women were entitled to as U.S. citizens. This digest places the events of the Seneca Falls Convention within the larger context of U.S. reform movements of the 1840s, discusses the influence of the Declaration of Independence on the Convention, and provides teachers and students with a sampling of social studies curriculum resources such as primary source documents, books, articles, and lesson plans available through local libraries or the World Wide Web. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Civil Rights, Consciousness Raising, Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Gender Issues, Minority Groups, Sex Discrimination, Slavery, Social Action, Social Change, Social History, Social Studies, United States History, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.