From Student to Stateswoman: The Life and Legacy of Barbara Jordan

This lesson plan on Barbara Jordan, provided by the Texas History for Teachers website, aims to educate students about the life and contributions of Barbara Jordan, a pioneering African American politician and civil rights leader. The lesson includes a biography of Jordan, highlighting her significant achievements and speeches. Students will engage in activities, such as analyzing primary source documents, discussing the impact of Jordan’s work on civil rights and politics, and exploring her legacy in the context of U.S. history. The plan also incorporates critical thinking and reflection on Jordan’s role in advocating for equality and justice.

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