ERIC Number: ED393779
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995
Reference Count: N/A
Woman Suffrage Movement: 1848-1920.
This unit is designed to be used in a history or government class in grades 5-12. It introduces students to individuals, organizations, and the political processes of the women's suffrage movement. In addition, the guide links past women's organizations to today's womens organizations, and helps students understand political strategies used in campaigning for the suffrage movement. When the goals are reached, students should be able to answer two important questions: what basic beliefs and ideals underlie U.S. democracy? And how can citizens participate in the U.S. political and economic system? The guide begins with a time line of the suffrage movement and the evolution of various organizations. An overview of individuals and organizations that made an impact on the movement is presented. The narrative section is divided into nine chapters, with study questions at the end of each: (1) "Early Beginnings"; (2) "After the Civil War"; (3) "Two Organizations for Women's Rights"; (4) "Slow Progress"; (5) "The Opposition"; (6) "The Campaign for Woman Suffrage in Great Britain"; (7) "New Leadership for the Suffrage Movement"; (8) "The Tide Turns"; and (9) "Lessons and Legacy." Topics for discussion or research and eight classroom activities follow the narrative section. An 11-item list of related curriculum resources concludes the guide along with a 32-item list of general related bibliographic resources. (JAG)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Females, Instructional Materials, Social Studies, United States History, Womens Studies
Womens History Catalog, National Womens History Project, 7738 Bell Road, Windsor, CA 95492.
Publication Type: Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Women's History Project, Windsor, CA.