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ERIC Number: ED477747
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 40
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Carry A. Nation: "The Famous and Original Bar Room Smasher" Curriculum Packet.
Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka.
Carry Nation's personality, religious beliefs, and marriages to Charles Gloyd and, after his death, to David Nation all formed her into the reformer for which she became known. Carry Nation was involved in a variety of reform causes including prohibition, anti-smoking, women's health, and suffrage. Her prohibition reform efforts took place after Kansas had ratified its prohibition amendment in 1880 and before the federal prohibition amendment became a reality in 1919. Initially she worked within the law, but in June of 1900 a voice in a dream inspired her to use different tactics. The voice told Carry to take something in her hands, throw it at saloons in Kiowa, Kansas, and smash them. She began throwing rocks but quickly switched to a hatchet, a tool that could be used more than once. This curriculum packet about Carry A. Nation's activities in Kansas contain the following materials: "Carry A. Nation Photo"; "Historical Background"; "Prohibition: Individual Rights vs. Common Good Grades 4-12, Time Line Activity"; "Carry Nation: 'Our Loving Home Defender' Biography Lesson Grades 4-6, Nonfiction Activity"; "Smasher's Mail Grades 7-9, Historical Document Activity"; and "Individual Rights and Laws Grades 10-12, Nonfiction Activity". (BT)
Kansas State Historical Society, 6425 S.W. 6th Avenue, Topeka, KS 66615. Tel: 785-272-8681; Fax: 785-272-8682; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kansas State Historical Society, Topeka.
Identifiers - Location: Kansas