Lesson Plan

Propaganda and Women's Suffrage

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Americans who backed the suffragist movement used posters to gain the support of others for their cause. Class members analyze the visual imagery and propaganda devices used in a variety of these posters. In addition, groups examine how suffragists used examples from other states and countries that had full suffrage to argue for women's voting rights nationwide. 

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CCSS: Designed
Instructional Ideas
  • Coordinate the lesson with the art department or invite a graphic designer in to talk about the design techniques used in posters
  • Enlarge and laminate the posters to permit reuse
Classroom Considerations
  • Requires prep time to download and copy the colored posters
  • Lesson is designed to last 15 minutes but it may be extended to a full class period if all the posters are used
  • Presumes class members have basic knowledge of the suffrage movement
  • Links to related documents provide instructors with background information on the women's suffrage movement
  • A rubric is provided for the propaganda poster project
  • None
Common Core