Mary Walker Wears The Pants Analysis

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Read Mary Walker Wears the Pants by Cheryl Harness. This is a true story of the first American woman doctor named Mary Walker who received the Medal of Honor when she served her country during the Civil War; she remains the first and only woman to ever hold this high honor. Mary Walker fought for women’s rights and made a big statement during her time by wearing pants when women always wore dresses. After reading, ask students to work in pairs (partner pair share) to describe Mary Walker. Then show the YouTube video, A Female Civil War Surgeon: "How Dr. Mary is Remarkable” (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NiyGiHELnSU). Have students compare and contrast key information from the book and the video using a T-Chart (See Appendix #8). Students
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