Author:
Utah Lesson Plans
Subject:
Social Studies
Material Type:
Activity/Lab
Level:
High School
Tags:
Gale, UOL, UOL9-12, Uollesson, Uolsocialstudies
License:
Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial Share Alike
Language:
English
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Suffrage

Suffrage

Overview

This resource is a Social Studies student activity that utilizes Utah's Online Library resources - specifically, Gale's Virtual Reference Library to help students learn about suffrage. 

About Utah’s Online Library

Utah's Online Library provides Utah educators and students free access to high-quality reference collections such as EBSCO, Gale Reference Collection, World Book, eMedia, and LearningExpress Library.

This activity was designed to help educators utilize this amazing resource in their classrooms.

Note: Utah educators and students visiting Utah's Online Library from a school computer should be automatically authenticated. When at home, students must use the home access login that their teacher or school media specialist can provide. Utah educators can use either their my.uen login or the home access login.

Activity

Essential Question: How have women’s rights evolved over time?     


Suffrage is the right to vote in political elections. Who were the prominent suffragettes who furthered the movement for passing the 19th Amendment giving women the right to vote? What were other rights that women were sometimes denied in American history? Why was an amendment to the Constitution necessary in order to give women the right to vote?

Gale’s Virtual Reference Library which is part of Utah's Online Library has abundant resources to help students in their study of women’s history.                           

 

Curriculum Connections:

Secondary - Social Studies - United States History II