What Were They Thinking? Why Some Some Alabamians Opposed the 19th Amendment

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To better understand the debate over the 19th Amendment, class members examine two primary source documents that reveal some of the social, economic, racial, and political realities of the time period.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas

  • Use the images of women's clothing during this period to launch a discussion of how ideas and values, like clothing, can change over time
Classroom Considerations

  • A protocol for the safe and respectful discussion of controversial issues must be in place before beginning the discussion of the primary source materials in this packet
Pros

The 12-page packet includes links to the images, background information, step-by-step directions for the lesson, discussion questions, the persuasive essay prompt, and a rubric

Cons

  • None
Common Core