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Lesson Purpose

A series of lesson plans that uses Martha Washington as a case study to integrate women's history into the events of the American Revolution and the New Nation historical eras. This lesson was created by 2017-2018 Life Guard Teacher Fellow Bonnie Belshe. 

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Lesson Objectives:

  • Students will read critically to understand how and why perspectives of Martha Washington changed over time.
  • Students will analyze primary source documents in order to identify key points.
  • Students will understand a more nuanced and complex understanding of politics, gender, and the early republic as told through Martha Washington’s experiences

Related Standards:

  • Civic Values and Social Norms
  • American Revolution
  • Explain how and why perspectives of people change over time
  • Analysis of Primary Sources

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