Lesson Activities Packet

This page includes both online learning resources as well as the materials for the Frances Willard House Museum Lesson Activities Packet for late elementary school students. Here you will find six lesson activities. They can be done independently or as a series. Two activities that work well as a set are “Two Wheels for Change: Bicycle Technology and Changing America” and “A Wheel Within a Wheel – Bicycles and Women’s Suffrage.” One of the activities, “Historical Markers – Writing About History Using Houses,” can be used as either an in class activity or a field trip activity.

In these materials you will find six lessons activities and high resolution images used in the activities, digital copies of the lesson activities and a Word document with internet links.

The Illinois Learning Standards covered in the packet include: 1, 3, 4, 5, 13, 14, 17, and 18.

Titles of the activities in alphabetical order:

A Wheel Within a Wheel – Bicycles and Women’s SuffrageA Wheel Within a Wheel Lesson plan
Bicycles and Suffrage handout
A Short History of Women and Bicycles handout
The New Woman
Calculating Perimeter and Area using Architectural Drawings of Rest Cottage
“Do Everything” and Child Labor
Evanston Maps – Then and Now
Historical Markers – Writing About History Using Houses
Two Wheels for Change – Bicycle Technology and Changing America
Feel free to modify these activities to fit your needs. If you would like to arrange a tour of the Frances Willard House Museum for your students, please contact us at tours@franceswillardhouse.com.