Setting up the activity in your classroom:
Depending on the grade level and maturity level of each class,
activities can be facilitated as independent work, collaborative
group work, or whole class instruction.
If a computer is available for each student, guide students to
the activities either through printed URLs on handouts or on the
If you are working in a lab, set up the computers to be on the
desired Web site as students walk into class. If there are fewer
computers than students, group the students by reading level.
Assign each student a role: a "driver" who navigates
the Web, a timer who keeps the group on task, and a note taker.
If there are more than three students per computer, you can add
roles like a team leader, a team reporter, etc. If your classroom
is set up in collaborative groups, try learning stations. Have
rotating groups working on the computer (s), reading printed background
information, holding smaller group discussions, writing first
drafts to a given writing prompt, etc.
Stimulate background knowledge with these
With Documents Lesson Plan: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
The National Archives presents several primary source documents
- both visual and text - that give students a background on women's
suffrage and the 19th Amendment
for Women and Politics
With Rutgers University, this Web site gives a timeline of firsts
for women in politics from 1872 to today including information
on current women office holders and state-by-state historical
Online Archive of California: Suffragists Oral History Project
The Suffragists Oral History Project was designed to tape record
interviews with the leaders of the women's suffrage movement in
order to document their activities on behalf of passage of the
Nineteenth Amendment and their continuing careers as leaders of
movements for welfare and labor reform, world peace, and the passage
of the Equal Rights Amendment.
Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures,
This extensive photographic collection of women's suffrage in
the United States includes portraits of famous suffragettes, parades,
picketing, and anti-suffrage displays.
for Ourselves Alone
PBS presents the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B.
Anthony with key historic documents and essays as well as a look
at where women are today.
York Times Crossword Puzzle for Women's History Month
This student puzzle has clues related to the leaders of the women's
suffrage movement, politicians, artists and more. This difficult
puzzle is appropriate for grades 6 and up.
National Women's History Museum
Take a tour of women's history in the U.S. including audio of
suffragette songs, photographs, cartoons, and a quiz.
Find more teacher and student related material with AOL@School.
Voting Dates Fact Sheet: Grades 4—8
Dates Fact Sheet focuses student attention when exploring
the "When Did Women Vote?" section of the activity.
Students must write the years of women's suffrage for 25 countries
and 15 U.S. states, place the dates in order, and analyze the
information to draw conclusions. See Assessment
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