Podcast: Ladies of Liberty
The Women Who Weren’t Invited
On October 28, 1886, the Statue of Liberty was officially accepted in New York City as a gift from France. The Lady of Liberty was the only female in attendance at the unveiling ceremony, however.
Today’s podcast features a reading from our low-level Easy Readers lesson about the Ladies of Liberty, also known as the “suffragettes,” who protested at this event. In the full lesson plan, English learners read a short passage about the American women who fought for rights and freedoms in the 19th century. This lesson includes a short reading, comprehension questions, and a few word puzzles. To see the full transcript and use the ready-made lesson plan in class, log in to ESL Library and choose our Easy Readers section.
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