The Life, Legal Views, and Legacy of Sandra Day O’Connor
Grades: 3 - 8

Video Description: New January 2023! Learn more about Sandra Day O’Connor from author Evan Thomas as he talks about the first woman US Supreme Court Justice.

Type of Video: Segment*
Unique Video ID: Law-53**

Quick Ideas for Using the Video:

  • The author talks about Sandra Day O’Connor changing laws in Arizona that discriminated against women. Have your students research 1960s and 70s laws that specifically discriminated against women, then check laws in their states to see when those were rewritten or overridden and write a report on their findings.


*Segment videos are short excerpts edited from interviews or interactive programs that offer flexible and differentiated ways to use the rich content included in the full-length conversation.

**The unique Video ID can be used to quickly locate a single video in the ET collection. This search function is designed to let teachers assign students to watch a specific video and have only that video appear as a search result. Just click on Search and choose “By Video ID.” Then type in the Video ID as it appears above. Be sure to include the dash.