Grade Levels: 6-8, 9-12

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This lesson accompanies the BrainPOP topic Women’s Suffrage, and supports the standard of illustrating historical and contemporary means of changing society. Students demonstrate understanding through a variety of projects.


Ask students:

  • When do you think women got the right to vote? 
  • Why do you think women have not always had the right to vote?
  • Why is voting so important?


  • Read the description on the Women’s Suffrage topic page.
  • Play the Movie, pausing to check for understanding. 
  • Assign Related Reading. Have students read one of the three articles. Partner them with someone who read a different article to share what they learned with each other.

Step 3: APPLY and ASSESS 

Assign the Women’s Suffrage Challenge and Quiz, prompting students to apply essential literacy skills while demonstrating what they learned about this topic.


Students express what they learned about women’s suffrage while practicing essential literacy skills with one or more of the following activities. Differentiate by assigning ones that meet individual student needs.

  • Make-a-Movie: Produce a newscast covering the Seneca Falls Convention that describes the significance of its key goals. 
  • Make-a-Map: Create a timeline identifying events important to women’s suffrage and identifying the impact of each. 
  • Creative Coding: Code a flag representing women’s suffrage. 
  • Primary Source Activity: Analyze a postcard and political cartoon and cite details to answer accompanying questions. 

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