Ain’t I A Woman?

Ain't I A Woman?

Worksheet Description

This worksheet is dedicated to International Women’s Day, featuring the influential “Ain’t I A Woman?” speech by Sojourner Truth, delivered at a Women’s Rights Convention in Akron, Ohio, in 1851. Students are provided with a space at the top to write their names, personalizing their engagement with this historic piece of rhetoric. The speech is presented in its entirety on the worksheet, giving students a chance to read and analyze a key document in the history of women’s rights.

After reading the speech, students are prompted to write a paragraph about how the speech characterizes women. This exercise encourages critical thinking, as it asks students to delve into the themes and messages conveyed by Truth and to reflect on the significance of her words. The worksheet not only serves as an educational resource to learn about a pivotal moment in women’s history but also as a tool for understanding the power of oratory and the impact of women’s voices in the fight for equality. The design of the worksheet is simple and focused, which allows students to concentrate on the content of the speech and its historical context.