Women's Suffrage in Iowa
Lesson Plan Item
|Grade||9th Grade, 10th Grade||Class||U.S. History||Length of Lesson||50 Minutes|
|Lesson Title||Women's Suffrage in Iowa|
|Unit Title||Influential Iowan Women|
|Unit Compelling Question||How influential were Women Suffragists in/from Iowa during the late 1800s and early 1900s?|
In 2020, the United States will celebrate 100 years since women were insured the right to vote as citizens. When the United States became a new nation, not everyone had the right to vote. For the most part, only white men who owned property participated in elections. Native Americans, blacks, and men who didn’t own land were not considered part of the political process. Women were expected to take care of the home and family. Men’s role was to represent the family in public affairs. In 1848, a women’s convention in Seneca Falls, NY, called for expanding the legal rights of women, including the right to vote. The issue gained more attention at the end of the Civil War when black men were allowed the right to vote but women, black or white, were not.
|Lesson Supporting Question||What were some contributions Iowa women made through the Suffragists movement? Why was it such a challenge for Women to gain the right to vote? Why was the suffrage movement so important?|
This lesson will have students explore the women's suffrage movement and focus on the impact Iowa women had on the movement. They will evaluate some primary sources from Iowa during the suffrage movement and then research some influential Iowa women who made various significant contributions during the suffrage movement. They will be able to connect the primary sources and the historical women with the movement and Iowa's importance in the movement.
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|Lesson Themes||Women's Experience|
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|Author||Kaitlyn Alsaihati||Reviewer||Chad Christopher, History Education, University of Northern Iowa||Created||06/13/2019||Last Edited||08/22/2019|
|Lesson Plan Development Notes: Teaching Methods, University of Northern Iowa, Spring 2019|