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Join Gloria Steinem!

Subject: U.S. History
Grade: 9-12

Brief Description

Students draft a set of Chicana rights resolutions.


Students research events relating to the Chicana rights movement and analyze the 1973 Chicana Caucus Resolutions.


women's history, Chicana, Gloria Steinem, political caucus

Materials Needed

Lesson Plan

  • Arrange students into four groups and assign each group one of the following events: the Talmadge Act, the Women's Education Act of 1973, the Farah boycott, or the Lettuce boycott. Ask each group to research its assigned event.
  • Have each group read the 1973 Chicana Caucus Resolutions and explain how its assigned event connects to those resolutions.
  • Ask members of each group to role-play roles at the NWPC that explain the group's political agenda.
  • After each presentation, allow time for students to debate how they feel about each group's agenda.
  • Have each student create his or her own list of Chicana Caucus Resolutions.
Note: This lesson is available online at Agents of Social Change: Gloria Steinem.


Evaluate students on the accuracy and quality of their oral and written presentations.

Lesson Plan Source

Agents of Social Change, lesson plans and primary documents from the Sophia Smith Collection

Submitted By

Linda Starr

National Standards

Social Sciences: