Day: 3 August 2020


An excellent set of resources for grades 5-12. You can share the lessons through a variety of methods including Google Classroom.

This collection of video clips, lesson plans, and primary sources details key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Students will encounter activists including Sojourner Truth, Carrie Chapman Catt, and Grace Abbott, and examine key regional efforts within the movement. Primary source documents offer evidence for a study of the chronology of campaign for women’s suffrage, from the movement’s beginnings through the ratification of the 19th Amendment.

Topics include:

  • 19th Amendment
  • Advocates and Organizers
  • Regional Movements
  • Primary Sources
    • Library of Congress: Media Gallery- Women’s Suffrage
    • Digital Public Library of America- Primary Source Set: Women’s Suffrage: Campaign for the Nineteenth Amendment
    • 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution – Women’s Right to Vote (1920) and Resource Materials
    • Why Should Women Vote? The Suffrage Question