Primary Sources Bring the Past to Life!
Women’s Suffrage Movement Primary Sources are just what teachers need to help students learn how to analyze primary sources in order to meet Common Core State Standards!
Students participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations of history using historical documents. Students make observations, generate questions, organize information and ideas, think analytically, write persuasively or informatively, and cite evidence to support their opinions, hypotheses, and conclusions. Students learn how to integrate and evaluate information to deepen their understanding of historical events.
The 20 Women’s Suffrage Movement Primary Sources are:
- Portrait of women’s rights activist Lucretia Mott – 1842
- Photograph of women’s rights activist Elizabeth Cady Stanton with her daughter Harriot, and an excerpt from her autobiography – photo 1856
- Portrait of women’s rights activist Susan B. Anthony, and excerpt from her 1872 trial on the charge of illegal voting
- Photograph showing the arrest of a suffragette in London, England – circa 1910–1915
- Photograph of Woman Suffrage Headquarters in Cleveland, Ohio – 1912
- British cartoon speculating about why suffragettes refused to eat in prison – circa 1913
- Cover of official program for National American Woman Suffrage Association procession in Washington, D.C. – 1913
- Illustration titled Election Day!– 1909
- Political cartoon published in Puck magazine titled Shall Women Vote? – 1909
- Cover of Puck magazine showing illustration titled The Manicure. In the Era of the Suffragette – 1910
- Photograph of woman selling The Suffragist newspaper – 1914
- Photograph of suffragette holding sign reading “Help us to win the vote” – 1914
- Photograph of people looking at window displays at the headquarters for the National Association Opposed to Woman Suffrage – circa 1915
- Illustration showing the awakening of American women to the desire for suffrage – 1915
- Photograph of Carrie Chapman Catt with flags of 22 nations—served two terms as president of the National American Woman Suffrage Association (NAWSA) – 1917
- Photograph of suffragettes Alice Burke and Nell Richardson in the “Golden Flyer” automobile they drove across America to promote women’s right to vote – 1916
- Photograph of protestor from the National Woman’s Party picketing outside the White House – circa 1917
- Map showing the spread of the woman’s suffrage movement in North America – 1917
- Photograph of suffragist march in New York City—marchers display signs containing signatures of over one million New York women demanding to vote – 1917
- Copy of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting women the right to vote – 1920
Your students will:
- Think critically and analytically, interpret events, and question various perspectives of history.
- Participate in active learning by creating their own interpretations instead of memorizing facts and a writer’s interpretations.
- Integrate and evaluate information provided in diverse media formats to deepen their understanding of historical events.
- Create a more relevant and meaningful learning experience.
Download the Gallopade Free Online Teacher's Guide for Primary Sources PDF located in "Additional Info."
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