Women's Suffrage and Why We Vote
Heidi Waddock Piatchek
Middle School History
7, 8, 9
Classroom/Homework Activity to be performed:
The students will read about events and people significant to the women's suffrage movement in the United States. They will review documents, photographs, poems and listen to music associated with the movement. They will compose a poster using four primary source documents.
I want the children to grasp the importance of being a voting citizen and to understand how Americans in the past have fought for the rights we enjoy today. I want them to understand the struggle women went through to get the right to vote and be active citizens.
District, state, or national performance and knowledge standards/goals/skills met:
- Missouri Show Me Standards
- Principle s of the Republic Grade 7: SS1 1.6, 4,2 Grade 8: SS1 1.6, 4.2
- Principles and Process of Government Systems Grade : SS2 4.2
- Missouri, United States, and World History Grade 8: SS3 1.8
- Relationship of Individuals and Groups to Intuitions and Tradition Grade 8: SS6 1.9
Secondary materials (book, article, video documentary, etc.) needed:
Primary materials (book, article, video documentary, etc.) needed:
Full description of activity or assignment.
Full explanation of the assessment method and/or scoring guide:
- The posters will count as a homework grade if completed correctly
- The students will take a ten question quiz on the unit.