Teaching Modules


Women in the Prohibition Era

Lesson Plan: Instructional Input


1. Lecture on the characteristic of the two major female organizations during the prohibition- Women’s Christian Temperance Union and Women’s organization for National Prohibition Reform.

2. Play PBS video clip for WCTU and WONPR:

3. Reiterate the two females within the video clips and how they represent the organization.

4. Ask students the differences between the two female organizations.

  • What was the goal of each organization?
  • Why did the organizations have these goals?
  • How did these two organizations relate to each other?