Objects of History: Woman Suffrage

Grade Range: 6-12
Resource Type(s): Interactives & Media
Duration: 30 minutes
Date Posted: 2/24/2020

The videos support the 2019 National Youth Summit where the following question was discussed: Are the tactics used by suffragists to fight for political power still effective?

To play all of the videos on YouTube, visit the playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bksxsSc1TmQ&list=PLZxSSLX6InCQ7mEDqnwVfy...

Woman suffrage marked an important moment in the progression of women's participation in our democracy and civic life. Yet it was an imperfect victory, and one that stands neither as a beginning nor an end, but as an important milestone in the fight for equality, justice, and representation. The 2019 National Youth Summit looked at woman suffrage as an example of how groups with limited political power have and continue to shape our democracy using strategies and tools, like the vote and public protest, to give voice to issues and galvanize fellow Americans into communal movements for change. Watch the full conversation here: https://americanhistory.si.edu/national-youth-summit-woman-suffrage

After watching the videos with your students, lead a discussion using the 2019 National Youth Summit conversation kit.

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