Throughout most of American history, women have enjoyed fewer rights, freedoms, and social and career opportunities than men. In the 19th century, however, American women began the long road to achieving equal status with men: winning the right to vote, increasing their educational and career opportunities, and fighting for a re-evaluation of women’s social and cultural role in society.

In this course, you will review the women’s rights movement, spanning from the 1850s to the present, and learn techniques for teaching it to your students. Key figures include early women’s rights leaders such as Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and key events include winning the right to vote, the passage of the Equal Rights Amendment, and issues in modernday feminism. You’ll cultivate resources, tools, and activities that you can use to help students understand the political and social climate of the United States during the early days of the women’s rights movement, and how the movement evolved over the decades up to the present day.

Using the knowledge and strategies from this course, you will be equipped to illustrate the achievements of the women’s rights movement between the 19th and 21st centuries and the work that is still being done today.