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Pre/Post Test Who is… 1. Susan B. Anthony 2. Amelia Bloomer 3. Alice Paul 4. When did women get the vote? 5. How many years after White men? 6. Name one more cause women fought for besides the Vote…
Womens History Interactive PowerPoint Often in the study of American History it would seem only white men did anything of note. Recently, educators are making an effort to be inclusive of all who made a difference. One such group is Women.
300 Years is a LONG Time We are now going to make a human timeline. We will begin in 1620 when Pilgrim men voted on the way the colony should be governed. There may be important dates marked along the way… I will each of you a date arrange yourselves in chronological order.
Timeline Questions How many years from the time white men voted until women voted? How many years did all women try to get the vote? How many years did white men try to get the vote? FYI… black men got the vote right after the Civil War. In the south Jim Crow Laws prevented all blacks from voting but that is a story for another day…
What took so long??? When women arrived from Europe to the colonies, voting was one of the least of unfair laws about how women were treated. Women could NOT: Go to School then High School then College Own anything, their husbands owned their clothes, their children, everything including anything they inherited from their own families.
What about Girls??? Girls could not wear pants in fact they had to wear so many underclothes that they may have weighed as much as 15 extra pounds. They could not participate in sports or even ride a bike. The future include one of a few options: Marry and become ruled by your husband Become a teacher(need to go to HS) Become a Old Maid and live out your life on the goodness of your family and in return you take care of them.
Another Activity Close your eyes and visualize your life as it might have been before Women Rights changed. Boys -think about all boys schools, all boys playing sports, riding a bike, your Dad and eventually you having total control over your family Girls- think about having no real say in your life and facing the fact that it will always be so Talk to each other (partners) about what came to your mind Quick Write about 2-4 sentences about your life before Womens Rights
Activity # 3 People have for a long time been familiar with the heroes of our fight for independence. Name Two 1. 2. In recent years people have become familiar with heroes of Civil Rights Movement. Name Two 1. 2. Get your chart with womens names out…
NamesSymbolBrief description Lucy Stone Wedding RingsFirst woman to marry that was not husbands property Kept her name Elizabeth Cady Stanton BookBegan Woman Suffragette movement with SBA Wrote History of Womans Suffrage Movement Susan B. Anthony Silver dollarFought for equal pay for women teachers Sojourner Truth Microphone (metaphor)Made a famous speech Aint I am Women fighting for all women not just white women Clara Barton Red CrossNursed men on the battlefield during the Civil War Amelia BloomerBloomersDesigned and wore first womens trousers Alice Paul Picket signKept movt alive when others died. Began in 1910
One law we havent talked about is Women could not talk at a gathering where men were present. HOWEVER, women became involved in two causes they believed in : Temperance and Anti – Slavery. They began to break the law and speak out and people including men began to listen. So then they began to speak out, have marches and in general make everyone aware of a Womens Right to Vote. Speaker Women
Make Three Picket Signs Make 3 Picket signs on the hand out…. Make one picket sign-Anti- Slavery Make one picket sign- Temperance (Anti- Alcohol) Make one picket sign- Women s Right to Vote
Finally… On August 26, 1920 -300 years after white men, 27 million WOMEN got the vote. All the heroines who fought so hard were gone but their legacy allows the choices you and I have today. We can vote, go to college, wear pants, speak to any group, own our personal belongings including property, have any career we want..
Thanks, Ladies… Because of you… Our possibilities are limitless