Women’s Rights Over Time


Learning Objectives

Students will understand how women’s rights and interests have evolved over time.


Grade Levels




2-Time, Continuity and Change

5- Individuals, Groups and Institutions


Materials Needed

Computer with internet access

Comparing Women’s Rights Over Time sheet

Comprehension Questions sheet




  • Instruct students to think, pair, share about women’s rights?
    • Do you think women currently have the same rights as men?

Explicit Instruction/Teacher Modeling

  • Today we will be considering three views of women in history.
  • Place students into groups.

Independent Working Time

Review and Closing

  • Invite students to share their responses to the writing prompt.


A Brief History of Women’s Rights. (n.d.). Retrieved from https://www.scholastic.com/teachers/articles/teaching-content/brief-history-womens-rights-movements/.

Dastagir, A. E. (2017, March 1). What do men get that women don’t? Here are a few things. USA Today. Retrieved from https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/2017/03/01/2017-womens-history-month/98247518/

Fletcher, W.R. (1974, June 13). AKC Opens Its Doors for Women Delegates. The New York Times. P. 59. Retrieved from http://www.nytimes.com/1974/06/13/archives/akc-opens-its-doors-for-women-delegates.html