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Learning Objective - To understand the significance of Millicent Fawcett Success Criteria - ‘I can explain who Millicent Fawcett was, and what she did.

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1 Learning Objective - To understand the significance of Millicent Fawcett Success Criteria - ‘I can explain who Millicent Fawcett was, and what she did for the British Suffragist Movement’

2 Millicent Fawcett

3 ‘Suffragist’ – some definitions an advocate of the extension of voting rights (especially to women) A campaigner for women's suffrage who believes in constitutional (peaceful and non- confrontational) methods of campaigning. A person who promotes suffrage

4 Activities Group 1 - Read facts about Fawcett’s childhood and family life. Add these facts to the timeline. Discuss why you think these facts might have made her care about women getting the vote. Group 2 - Look at a variety of sources on Millicent Fawcett. On A3 paper write down important facts about Millicent Fawcett that make us understand how she helped get women the vote. Organise the facts into 2 sections: Quite Important / Very Important Group 3 - Compare facts about Millicent Fawcett and Emmeline Pankhurst. On A3 paper, create a venn diagram showing the similarities and differences between the two women. As a group, debate who you think had the better chance of getting women the vote and why. Any questions? Thumbs up, thumbs down or thumbs to the side to show me how much you understand what you need to do! Groups 1, 2 and 3 will all put their facts together at the end of the lesson- good luck!

5 Millicent Fawcett helped women get the vote because… In 1871 co-founded Newnham College, Cambridge (a women only college ). Her only child, Philippa Fawcett, was born in 1868 In 1869 she spoke at the first public pro-suffrage meeting to be held in London. In 1870 she published Political Economy for Beginners, which was very successful Was a ‘suffragist’ – had a peaceful and non-confrontational approach

6 What do we think are the least and most important facts to know about Fawcett and how she helped women get the vote?

7 Assessment Were you successful today? Can you explain what Millicent Fawcett did for women? Can you remember 3 facts about her and how she helped get women the vote? What is a suffragist? What do think Millicent might be concerned about today? Would you share her concerns? What can YOU learn from Fawcett? What would you like to know next?


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