Women’s Right to Vote

Main Objective

Students will develop an understanding of the 72-year history of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, which resulted in the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.

Additional Objectives

  • learn about the contributions of leading suffragists, including those with Iowa ties.
  • research and analyze the goals and strategies of suffrage organizations in winning women the right to vote.
90
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan 

-Introduction: Brief Overview of the 72-Year Women’s Suffrage Movement

-Direct Instruction-PPT: Winning the Vote Power Point with interactive notes

-Partner/Group Exercise: Group research and discussion on suffrage organizations

60
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan 

-Introduction: Brief Overview of the 72-Year Women’s Suffrage Movement

-Direct Instruction-PPT: Winning the Vote Power Point with interactive notes

-Partner/Group Exercise: Group research and report on suffrage organizations

30
Minute Curriculum

Activities

Download Lesson Plan 

-Introduction: Brief Overview of the 72-Year Women’s Suffrage Movement

-Direct Instruction-PPT: Winning the Vote Power Point with interactive notes

Standards


Iowa Core Inquiry Anchor Standards: SS.9-12.7
Communicating and Critiquing Conclusions
9-12 Civics and Government Standards: SS.9-12.14, SS.Gov.9-12.22
Analyze Civic and Political Institutions
9-12 United States History Standards: SS.US.9-12.15
Apply Civic Virtues and Democratic Principles
Reading Standards for Literacy in History/Social Studies 6-12: RH.11-12.2
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