Spring 2020 Education Series
JFK Library Teaching and Learning Tuesdays
From the Library's Department of Education and Public Programs Team
June 2, 2020 (Week 10)
Suffrage and Equal Pay for Women


Featuring primary sources, lesson plans, activities and more focusing on the right to vote and the Equal Pay Act of 1963
Ready-to-Go Resources
Elementary & Middle School
Lesson Plan
Fighting for Equality: 
Esther Peterson Leads the Way on Equal Pay
Grades 3 - 8
In this lesson, students investigate the fight for voting rights for women by listening to and discussing  a nonfiction picture book. They learn about the fight for gender equality during the Kennedy Administration by analyzing a photograph of the signing of the Equal Pay Act of 1963. Students research the gender pay gap today and take action to address the issue.
High School
L esson Plan
Examining the Equal Pay Act of 1963
Grades 9 - 12
In this lesson plan, students discuss the issue of gender pay equity, examine the Equal Pay Act of 1963 for its strengths and weaknesses, and analyze the significance of the signatures, stamps, and markings on an official document.
Forum Spotlight
Watch and Discuss a Past Forum
A Conversation with Stacey Abrams
Stacey Abrams New York Times  bestselling author, nonprofit CEO, former Georgia House Democratic Leader and 2018 Democratic nominee for Governor of Georgia, discussed her distinguished career and continuing work on voting rights and social issues with  Jonathan Capehart , opinion writer for  The Washington Post .
Kennedy Library Forums are webcast live and recorded whenever possible. Written transcripts of most recorded events are also available. View our past Forums or visit our YouTube channel to view past Forums .
Activity of the Week
Suffrage Sash
This year marks the 100th anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment which gave women the right to vote in 1920. Your students can make their own suffrage sash inspired by those worn by suffragists in the 20th century. You can pair the activity with a classroom discussion on the importance of voting access and civic participation.
Read & Recharge
DocsTeach: New Women’s Rights Teaching Resources
Hundreds of primary sources and teaching activities are available on a new webpage devoted to  Women’s Rights and Roles in American History  on DocsTeach, the online tool for teaching with documents from the National Archives.
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In Case You Missed It...
JFK Library's Teaching and Learning Tuesdays 5/26
Last week's email featured the "Solve the JFK in History Mystery" and "Military Advisors in Vietnam: 1963" lesson plans, The American Spirit: Who We Are and What We Stand For Forum , the "Origami Sailboat" activity, an announcement about the Profile in Courage Essay Contest, and "The Nation's Sacrifice: The Origins and Evolution of Memorial Day" from the U.S. National Archives.

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