Students will learn the hidden history of women's contributions to the American West. This video focuses on how women are absent in many histories of the American West, and highlights the person and contributions of women artists and decision makers. Throughout the video, questions are asked and engaging projects and activities are suggested.
Student Response Sheet: Women of the West Student Response Sheet
Teaching Tips for Different Learning Environments
Whole Class In-Person Learning: Break up the video into two to three lessons: Introduction and Absent from History (0-5:18), Artists (5:18-16:19), Sister’s Are Doin’ it for Themselves (16:19-17:31). For “Women Artists” and “Sister’s Are Doin’ it for Themselves,” teachers can assign students different women. Students watch the video clip, answer the questions, complete the activity and share with information and activity to the class.
Whole Class Distance Learning: Same as above but teachers assign groups different women, have them watch that part of the video, go to a breakout room, discuss the questions and come back to the class to share.
Links to Associated Education Resources
- Webinar: Women of the West
- Digital Gallery Tour: Women of the West
- Lesson: Women’s Suffrage in the West
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