This lesson plan provides teachers with a creative way to teach what can be a dry topic. The Seneca Falls Convention is made much more fun by having students act out this important event. You can view more in the preview here.
- Leader of the Convention
- Wendell Phillips – Abolitionist at the World Anti-Slavery Convention
- Frederick Douglass – African American abolitionist who attended the Seneca Falls Convention
- Elizabeth Cady Stanton – Leader of the Seneca Falls Convention
- Henry Stanton – Husband of Elizabeth Cady Stanton
- Lucretia Mott – Leader of the Seneca Falls Convention
- James Mott – Husband of Lucretia Mott
- Mary Ann McClintock – Attendee of the Seneca Falls Convention
- Richard Hunt – Quaker Abolitionist
- Jane Hunt – Quaker Abolitionist
- Sojourner Truth – African American abolitionist
- Susan B. Anthony – Women’s rights activist
- Matilda Joslyn Gage – Women’s rights activist
- All of the people at the Convention – the whole class
The play is based on the basic facts of the case, although I only relied on some dialogue. I’ve added in some fun little jokes that I know your students will enjoy (as I’ve been teaching these grades for a long time, I know what students will find funny). My students and I had bunches of fun acting this out in class.
This lesson plan is linked with the NYS Social Studies standards, however, I’m sure you could add your own. It includes a 1-page lesson plan, a 4-page script, and a short exit ticket to check for understanding.
Included in this resource:
- A Word Version (editable)
- A PDF Version (not editable)
- A Google Doc Version (provided on the front page by a link to make your own copy for editing)
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