Primary Source Activity: Mary Comes to the College

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Primary Source Activity: Women Arrive At William and Mary

Information

Grade and Level: United States and Virginia History Grade 11

Instructional Time: Flexible, approximately 50 minutes

Essential Learning: Students will practice analyzing primary sources to learn about young women arriving at the College of William and Mary, to better understand lives of people in the past and the process of research.

Essential Question: How do primary source documents inform us about events in the past?

Materials: Computer Lab with Internet; Copies of Research Sheet

Classroom Organization: Students in small groups of 2 - 3 students.

Documents: Research Sheet

Website for Assignment:

  • Mary Comes to the College with William, [1].

Description: Mary Comes to the College with William will follow the first year women were admitted to the College of William and Mary 90 years later beginning with the endorsement of the proposed legislation by the College's Board of Visitors on February 12, 1918, through the end of the spring term in 1919.


Standards, Benchmarks and Indicators Objectives

Virginia Standards, Benchmarks and Indicators Era 5, Topic 3: The student will demonstrate knowledge of the emerging role of the United States in world affairs and key domestic events after 1890 by 9.3 Performance Indicators D. Analyze how the emergence of the “New Woman” challenged Victorian values. National History Standard Assessment



Procedure:

Materials/Resources: textbook, list of prompts, access to word processing

Differentiation/Enrichment:

Assessment Criteria: Attachments: