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Students participate in a simulation and compare and contrast the arguments for and against womens' right to vote. In this civil rights lesson, students simulate disenfranchisement of women by allowing only half of the class to vote on a topic. Students read background information on women's suffrage and view a biographical film on Catt and take notes. Students prepare cases and debate women's right to vote.
The progressives had a lot of forward thinking social ideas that helped make America a more equitable place to live. Politics, civil and human rights, economic and tax ratifications, and the constitutional amendments that made their ideas stick are all covered. The presentation is complete, concise, and contains informational text, hyperlinks, and great photos.
Students examine Susan B. Anthony's life and causes she worked for. In this Susan B. Anthony instructional activity, students work in groups to research the activist roles of Susan B. Anthony and decide if she was a philanthropist. Students look into how she affected each cause.
Eleventh graders explore American government reform. In this Progressive Era lesson, 11th graders read about the Era in their textbooks and in the provided handouts. Students then create group presentations and write essays on the role of Progressives in changing American government.
Students examine several aspects of the Women's Suffrage Movement. For this women's rights lesson, students explore several primary and secondary sources regarding the events of the movement, opposition to the movement, and the effects of the 19th Amendment. Student complete various assessment activities that require them to compare suffrage movements, analyze primary sources, and determine how effective the movement was.
Twelfth graders analyze six amendments to the Constitution. In this lesson, 12th graders develop and understanding of the constitutional amendments and things that might affect its impact. Students analyze different types of historical themes and determine how specific events influence amendments.
Pupils read and highlight key words in the Seneca Falls Declaration of Sentiments. In this women's suffrage lesson, students complete a chart in pairs listing grievances and engage in a class discussion. Pupils select a choice board assignment to design a project or write a Declaration of Sentiments from another point of view.