Inequality: Words by American Women

Tina Jones-McDow, English, Rocky River High School

Curriculum Unit (pdf)


This unit will use Ted Talks, video recordings, text dependent questions (DBQ), discussions (Socratic), graphic organizers, journaling, project based learning. Students will learn about women’s rights. We will focus on best practices in persuasive techniques in historical speeches. We will begin with an introduction to human rights. Students will work on creating their own speeches. Students will also learn more about author’s purpose, American History, and the impact of speeches on history. As a final activity, students will continue to use project based learning to create a project through media promoting women’s rights.  This unit is multifaceted and can easily be adapted for Language Arts, English, History, and Speech and Debate.