Before the Movie

Why is voting so important? (Make connections)

When do you think women first gained the right to vote? (Tap prior knowledge)


During the Movie (Pause Points)

Stop at the following times in the movie and ask questions or prompt a discussion to keep students focused and to assess their understanding before moving on:

Timecode 1:59: What social and economic constraints kept women out of politics? (Explain)

Timecode 3:25: How did the abolitionist movement unite women and give them a platform? (Identify cause/effect)

Timecode 6:27: Why did Western states offer women more rights and opportunities than the rest of the country? (Make connections)


After the Movie

Look at the four related movies at the bottom of the page. Explain how each is connected to the Women’s Suffrage topic. (Make connections)

What was the role of black women in the suffragette movement? (Recall)

Do you think suffragists would feel women now have equality? Why or why not? (Reflect)


BrainPOP recommends reading  the movie description that appears on the Women’s Suffrage Topic Page to your class. Then show the movie once through without pausing.  Watch it again, this time using the discussion prompts.

*BrainPOP’s Discussion Questions and Prompts align to CCSS Speaking and Listening Standards.