Middle School Learning
An Introduction to Using
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Women's Actions for
Throughout American history, women have struggled to gain legal, economic, political, and social equality. This activity asks students to examine actions historical women have used in this struggle. Students will also identify actions that they can take, as citizens in a democracy, to bring
Slavery in New Jersey
Many people do not realize that chattel slavery, and especially the slavery
of women, is a part of New Jersey's history. This activity asks students
to examine and imaginatively interpret documents and images relating to the
experience of enslaved African American women in order to better understand the
realities of life under slavery and gradual manumission.
Women's Project of New Jersey,
Funded by a
Special Projects Grant from the New Jersey Historical Commission,
a division of Cultural Affairs in the Department of State.