Founding Mothers Mini-lesson

Lesson Plan

We’ve heard a lot about the role the Founding Fathers played in the early United States, but what role did our Founding Mothers play? This mini-lesson looks at the contributions of women in the Revolutionary War and the founding of the U.S. 


  • Recognize how various individuals and groups contributed to the development of the U.S. government.
  • Trace the impact of significant events that surrounded the founding of the United States.
  • Big Ideas: role of women in early America, Margaret Corbin, Mercy Otis Warren, Phillis Wheatley, Abigail Adams, Remember the Ladies, Revolutionary War