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In "Our Deportment, or the Manners, Conduct, and Dress of Refined Society," John H. Young explains the rules of etiquette during the early 19th century. In this excerpt, Young explains the proper etiquette for wives and husbands.Pair “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “Our Deportment” to deepen students' context for understanding the early women’s rights movement.
Gloria Steinem (1934-present) is an American feminist, journalist, author, and social-political activist. She gained national recognition as a leader of the "Second Wave" feminist movement in the 1960s and 1970s. On May 6th, 1970, Gloria Steinem stood before the Senate and delivered this speech, advocating for the Equal Rights Amendment (ERA) and seeking to dispel myths about women.Pair “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with Gloria Steinem’s speech and ask students to compare the evolution of the women’s rights movement in America.
This informational text discusses the influence of Igor Stravinsky on modern music, and the resistance he was initially met with when he challenged the accepted conventions of music.Pair “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “Stravinsky’s Riotous ‘Rite of Spring’” and ask students to discuss how new ideas evolve. Initially, “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” was considered a controversial document, as it advocated for the rights of women. How does the transformed reception of “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” compare to the reception of Stravinsky’s music? What does this say about change as a whole?
In the speech "First Lady Hillary Clinton's Address to the United Nations Fourth World Conference on Women," Clinton tells the United Nations why women's rights are human rights and encourages the world to protect those rights.Pair “First Lady Hillary Clinton’s Address to the United Nationals First World Conference on Women” with “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” and ask students to discuss the differences between the goals of the Seneca Falls Convention and the Fourth World Conference on Women.
This informational text explores the Progressive Era and details the work of four influential leaders: Theodore Roosevelt, Upton Sinclair, Susan B. Anthony, and W.E.B. Du Bois.Pair “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “The Progressive Era” and ask students to discuss what progress means and how to create change in the context of these two texts.
In "The Life's Work of Susan B. Anthony," various authors discuss Susan B. Anthony's life and death, as well as her lasting contributions to the suffrage movement.Pair “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony” to provide students with further information regarding the Seneca Fall Convention. How do the opinions regarding women’s rights expressed in “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” compare to “The Life’s Work of Susan B. Anthony"?
The newspaper article from The Barre Daily Times "Was Hard Fight to Get Vote" discusses women's fight for the right to vote that spanned decades.Pair “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “Was Hard Fight to Get Vote” and ask students to discuss how the contents of the “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” influenced the women’s suffrage movement. How did the “Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” support the claim that women should have equal rights to men?
Journalist Susan Dare interviews the famous women's rights activist, Susan B. Anthony, in this text published in 1905.Pair “Declarations of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “Excerpt from ‘Susan B. Anthony, The Woman’”and ask students to discuss how this interview reveals how the public might have viewed the “Declaration.” What does the interviewer reveal about the public’s sentiment towards the women’s suffrage movement? How might the “Declaration” have contributed to controversy around women’s rights and suffrage? How are Susan B. Anthony’s views embodied by this document?
In "The Declaration of Independence," representatives from the 13 American colonies declare their independence from Great Britain.Pair “The Declaration of Sentiments and Resolutions” with “The Declaration of Independence” and ask students to compare the structure of the two texts. What ideas or principles does Stanton borrow and build upon in her declaration? What other similarities do they share?