Suffrage Movements Teacher Resources
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Americans Governing - 'Til We Have Suffrage: The Movement
This interactive website includes a video and several readings about the suffrage movement. After viewing and reading, visitors can choose to respond to questions either in short answer or multiple choice form. A nice supplemental activity for a lesson on voting rights.
Women's Right To Vote
Fifth graders explore the history of women's right to vote and identify two of the leaders of the suffrage movement, Alice Paul and Lucy Burns. After completing readings and discussions, they write an article for the newspaper about Alice Paul and Lucy Burns.
Students examine several aspects of the Women's Suffrage Movement. In 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.
Women Suffered to Achieve Suffrage
Students take a closer look at the Women's Suffrage Movement in the United States. In this suffrage activity, student research the movement in Nebraska and the rest of the country. Students consider how the Seneca Falls Convention and the ratification of the 19th Amendment impacted the nation as they write essays on their research.
Focused Learning Lesson: American History
Eleventh graders review the Progressive Movement and the Women's suffrage movement. They also review the changes from the end of World War I to the Great Depression.
Women's Suffrage Stations Activity
Eleventh graders explore aspects of the women's suffrage movement. For this women's rights lesson, 11th graders examine primary sources about suffrage as they rotate through classroom stations.
Alice Paul: Suffragist and Agitator
Young scholars explore the contributions of Alice Paul to the Women's Suffrage Movement. In this Alice Paul instructional activity, students research primary materials regarding the life and contributions of Paul to the suffrage movement. Young scholars compare and contrast the visions of the National American Woman Suffrage Association and the National Women's Party.
The Women Suffrage Movement in the U.S. and the UK
Students create an argument either for or against equality for women. In this U.S. History activity, students research women's suffrage and look at political cartoons, then use the information to prepare an argument for the side they are taking for a class debate.
Modified Document Based Question
Eleventh graders analyze the woman's suffrage movement. In this American History lesson, 11th graders explore the different ways women tried to gain equal rights. Students design a poster using primary sources.
Students examine voting rights in the United Kingdom. In this British government instructional activity, students participate in classroom activities that require them to examine voting rights today and compare them with voting rights before British suffrage movements.
In this Suffrage Movement worksheet, students respond to 5 short answer questions regarding women's rights and the British Suffrage Movement.
Voting Rights for Women: Pro- And Anti-Suffrage
Students state arguments for and against suffrage for women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They give examples of how those arguments were expressed in a variety of media and analyze a political cartoon from the 19th or early 20th centuries.
Women's Suffrage: Why the West First?
Middle schoolers use the Internet to access primary sources, complete worksheets, write poems and participate in class discussion in an exploration of why Western states were the first in the nation to grant full voting rights for women.
The Suffragist Battle Continues
Discover the women's suffrage movement. Learners post Civil War lesson, students use primary sources to research how women fought for and were finally given the right to vote. They will interpret artwork, view a Primary Access documentary, then write speeches based on their learning to convince people to vote in elections.
Woman Suffrage Quiz
What does your class know about the women's suffrage movement? Can they name the patron saint of this movement? Or can they explain why babies were used in the suffrage campaigns? Do they know what the most radical demand was? If so, then they are destined to get an A on this online suffrage quiz.
Voting Rights for Women: Pro- and Anti-Suffrage
Middle schoolers examine the arguments for and against suffrage for women in the 19th and early 20th centuries. They explore various websites, read and discuss primary source documents, develop a document from two points of view, and analyze cartoons.
Social Movements and Constitutional Change: Women's Suffrage
The class analyzes a series of documents intended to show the events that lead to women gaining the right to vote. They play a Tic-Tac-Toe style game, make a time line with sequencing cards, and review the 4 steps of social change. Materials are available by clicking on the links located on the right hand side of the lesson.
Suffrage Strategies: Voices for Votes
Students discuss the history and importance of voting. In this voting lesson, students research the women's suffrage movement and the methods used to change people's beliefs about suffrage for women. Students also create posters to encourage people to vote.
Women's Suffrage: Their Rights and Nothing Less
Students explore women's rights. In this women's history lesson, students examine primary and secondary sources regarding the women's suffrage movement in the United States. Students compare and contrast the states' methods for achieving suffrage with the national methods.
VH1 100 Greatest Women of Rock & Roll Lesson 1
Students the influence of women's music in history and the suffrage movement.