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.


Political & Civil Rights
What's Wrong With New York City?
Conservative Activism
Slavery Banner
What Has New York to do With Slavery:
The Battle Over Abolition
civil rights
We Shall Not Be Moved
New York and Civil Rights
Ratify to Repeal
Protesting Prohibition
Racial Justice Today
The Movement for Black Lives