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.


Environmental Advocacy
A Future Worth Living
Earth Day and Environmentalism
Stop the Wrecking Ball
Preserving City Landmarks
Bikes/Love Your Lane
Love Your Lane
Bicycle Advocacy
Nuclear Disarmament
A Danger Unlike Any Danger
Nuclear Disarmament