Women’s Political Participation

Main Objective

Students will learn about the history and influence of women as voters, political candidates and elected public officials in the United States and in Iowa.

 

Additional Objectives

  • research a woman elected official from Iowa to understand her background and qualifications, issue positions, and contributions to public policy at the state or federal level.
90
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan
-Introduction: What Year Did Women Win the Right to Vote in the United States?
-Direct Instruction-PPT: Women’s Political Participation Power Point with interactive notes
-Partner/Group Exercise: Group research and class discussion on Iowa women elected officials

Materials

Women’s Political Participation.pptx

Interactive Notes.docx

-Partner/Group Exercise:
S. Senator Joni Ernst – Website   – Vote Smart Profile
S. Representative Cindy Axne – Website  –  Vote Smart Profile
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds – Website –  Vote Smart Profile
S. Representative Abby Finkenauer – Website  –  Vote Smart Profile

60
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan
-Introduction: What Year Did Women Win the Right to Vote in the United States?
-Direct Instruction-PPT: Women’s Political Participation Power Point with interactive notes
-Partner/Group Exercise: Group research and report on Iowa women elected officials

Materials

Women’s Political Participation.pptx

Interactive Notes.docx

-Partner/Group Exercise:
S. Senator Joni Ernst – Website   – Vote Smart Profile
S. Representative Cindy Axne – Website  –  Vote Smart Profile
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds – Website –  Vote Smart Profile
S. Representative Abby Finkenauer – Website  –  Vote Smart Profile

30
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan
-Introduction: What Year Did Women Win the Right to Vote in the United States?
-Direct Instruction-PPT: Women’s Political Participation Power Point with interactive notes
-Homework: Research on Iowa women elected officials

Materials

Women’s Political Participation.pptx

Interactive Notes.docx

-Homework:
S. Senator Joni Ernst – Website   – Vote Smart Profile
S. Representative Cindy Axne – Website  –  Vote Smart Profile
Iowa Governor Kim Reynolds – Website –  Vote Smart Profile
S. Representative Abby Finkenauer – Website  –  Vote Smart Profile

Standards


Iowa Core Inquiry Anchor Standards: SS.9-12.7
Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
9-12 Civics and Government Standards: SS.Gov.9-12.19, SS.Gov.9-12.22
Apply Civic Dispositions and Democratic Principles
Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12: RH.11-12.1
Key Ideas and Details
Writing Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies, Science, and Technical Subjects 6-12: WHST.11-12.7
Research to Build and Present Knowledge