Whether you're preparing for your fieldtrip to the Activist New York exhibition or you're interested in using primary sources to teach social activism in the classroom, these lesson plans will support your instruction. Contained in these materials for teachers are primary sources, vocabulary lists, activities, and a bibliography for further research, including links to articles to make contemporary connections to current events. Lessons presented here draw upon the New York State Social Studies Standards and the Common Core Standards. 

Additional lesson plans on the women’s activism can be found on the Museum’s website here.


Economic Rights
I Am a Working Girl!
Upheaval in the Garment Trades
Art for the Masses
An Activist Theater
Proletarian Literature
The Power of the Pen
The Proletarian Literary Movement
"Don't Move, Improve"
Reviving the South Bronx
Young Lords
Power to All Opressed People:
The Young Lords in New York, 1969-1976