Representative Shirley Chilsom

Photograph showing Commissioner Nyquist, Representative Chisholm, and Representative Perkins at Annual Meeting of State Education Department

Suggested Assessment:

Using evidence from the documents analyzed when answering the supporting questions, write a five-paragraph essay answering the compelling question.

Compelling Question:
How did women influence the State of New York economically, politically, and socially?

Setting the Stage: 
Show this video from PBS Learning and discuss the current role of women in politics.

Video: Women, Power, and Politics

Supporting Questions:
1. How did Karen Burstein and Shirley Chisholm influence New York politically?

2. How did Muriel Siebert and Clara Juanita Morris Kreps influence New York economically?

3. How did Frances Berko and Kitty Carlisle Hart influence New York culturally?