Teacher’s Guide


Strong Sisters, through the generous support of The Civic Canopy, has produced a Teacher’s Guide, available for free below. Teachers are encouraged to use this guide along with the Strong Sisters film to educate students about the history of elected women in Colorado.

Middle school, high school and college educators will find the film and guide useful for classes in U.S. and Colorado history, civics, government and political science, psychology, and women’s and gender studies. The guide includes information about alignment with Colorado content standards.

Please feel free to download the guide and share it with your educator friends. We have included a .pdf of the full guide, along with the separate worksheets formatted for ease of use. Some of the worksheets are in Word form so that teachers can edit the handouts and questions for age-appropriateness and for their own instructional needs.

Teachers can purchase a DVD of the film or download the film in digital form. DVDs are $10 + $5 for shipping and handling. Digital downloads are only $3. See Purchase the Film for more information. DVDs are also available at Libraries across the state.

Strong Sisters Teacher’s Guide

Strong Sisters Film Quotes Worksheet Word Version

Strong Sisters Vocabulary Handout Word Version

Strong Sisters Discussion Questions Word Version

Strong Sisters Viewing Guide Word Version

Strong Sisters Graphic Organizer Word Version

Strong Sisters Glossary

Strong Sisters Timeline

Please contact Strong Sisters at strongsistersdoc@gmail.com with questions or feedback on the Teacher’s Guide.

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We are grateful for generous Strong Sisters sponsors:
The BNSF Railway Foundation
The Colorado Office of Film Television & Media
Richard J. & Margaret Kruizenga
Derek & Sylvia Kruizenga
Colorado Institute for Leadership Training
Meg Froelich
David & Sue Hoeppner
Laura Hoeppner & Kevin Singel
Rudy & Alice Ramsey Foundation
Cynda Collins Arsenault
Jana Cytrynbaum
Barbara Lee
Jay Newberg & Mary Cowen
Judi Wagner
Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Deborah Beckman
Colorado Hospital Association
Hoerner Mowry Law Offices
Elizabeth W. Killebrew
Ronald & Sally Kinnamon
Polly Loewy
Lynne & Jon Montague-Clouse
Karen Onderko
Tami Paumier & Glen Warren
Carrie Warren-Gully
Rep. Ruth Wright

(see the Donate page for a full list of Sponsors)