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 board.

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.

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Stimulate background knowledge with these related links:

Teaching 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

Center 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 summaries.

The 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.

By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women" Suffrage Pictures, 1850—1920
This extensive photographic collection of women's suffrage in the United States includes portraits of famous suffragettes, parades, picketing, and anti-suffrage displays.

Not 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.

The New 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.

The 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.

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Graphic Organizer:

Voting Dates Fact Sheet: Grades 4—8
This Voting 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 and Evaluation.

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