Documenting Texas Women’s History through Photographs

This lesson plan pays attention to the importance of photographs. Photographs are an important and unique way to relate history. In photographs of people, for instance, we can find clues to their lives by studying the images carefully and asking ourselves questions about everything we see and even about people or things that may not be in the photographs. This lesson plan introduces students to Texas women’s history through the study of photographs as historical records. Students will examine seven photographs from The Woman’s Collection at Texas Woman’s University (TWU). At the end of the lesson, students will have gained an understanding of historical photographs as documents that convey Texas women’s history, as it has been documented by TWU.
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Teresa Palomo Acosta and the Ruthe Winegarten Memorial Foundation for Texas Women's History

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