Woodrow Wilson and Bryn Mawr
Part I: History in Public
Where do we find history in public?
Show students the historic marker, on the edge of Bryn Mawr College's campus.
Ask students to read the marker and answer the following questions:
What did you know about Woodrow Wilson before seeing this marker?
What do you think of a US president teaching at a local college? What significance do you think this has for the college and the local area?
Based on this marker, what do you think Woodrow Wilson’s time at Bryn Mawr was like?
What context is required for this topic?
Prior to the class discussion the teacher can present a brief history of Woodrow Wilson’s time at Bryn Mawr, and information about the college itself.
NOTE: If a teacher is using this lesson as a transition to the woman’s suffrage movement it might help by also discussing women in the 19th century U.S.