The Time Travelers: Meet Some of the Women Who Paved the Way for Equal Rights in California (Paperback)
Students in Mrs. Johnson's class travel via a time machine into the past to meet California women who fought for the right to vote, to own property, to serve in politics and to practice law. In groups of three, they research the women's stories and arrive back in time to interview politicians, businesswomen, and activists, some famous and some they hope will be. They meet with former slaves, Asian- and Hispanic-Americans who made money in real estate, ran businesses, fought discrimination, and funded schools and churches to help black children and the poor. They learn about the women who fought for the right to practice law and attend law school. Many of these women from all races fought for women's right to vote, worker's rights, and successful elections to state and federal offices. They also worked to improve California's environment and preserve its treasures.