Lesson Plan

Women's Suffrage for Grades 6–8

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Learners study the decisions and solutions involved in winning the right to vote. After reading background information on the fight for women's suffrage, including one woman's story, and its eventual success in the United States and around the world, young historians write a persuasive essay on why the Nineteenth Amendment should or should not be signed.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Flip the lesson and have learners complete some of the research and writing activities outside of class, ensuring they have Internet access, to allow for enough time to complete the lesson under five days
  • Post the lesson or specific links on your website so that individuals and their parents can work together at home
Classroom Considerations
  • Reserve time in the computer lab
  • Best used during Women's History Month (March) or during a study of the Amendments to the US Constitution
  • Encompasses a variety of skills including navigating within a computer-based assignment, analyzing informational text to gather relevant facts, and writing a persuasive essay based on the evidence they found
  • Comes with all accompanying links and printables
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