What Do You Do with a Voice Like That?

Barbara Jordan


Pair the picture book, What Do You Do with a Voice Like That, with primary sources to have students investigate Representative Barbara Jordan and the role she played in a changing political landscape in the 1960s and 1970s and during the Watergate investigations of President Nixon. After, students may share, in words or pictures, an example of how they have used their voice to affect positive change at home, school or in their local community.

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Elementary, Middle School


Civics, English Language Arts


40-60 minutes


60s, 70s, Barbara Jordan, civil rights, congress, Congresswoman, picture books, President Nixon, Richard Nixon, speech, Watergate


Tom Bober

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