Susan B. Anthony and the Struggle for Suffrage

Susan B. Anthony was willing to break the law to gain voting rights for women. Young historians investigate Anthony's willingness to go to jail to draw attention to the suffrage movement. They read and discuss primary source documents to gain an understanding of how she justified her right to vote.

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CCSS: Adaptable
Instructional Ideas
  • Stage the indictment and the trial, using the documents as the basis of a script and casting class members in the various roles
Classroom Considerations
  • The primary source document of the indictment is difficult to read; however, a typed copy of the transcript of the trial is provided
Pros
  • Includes a list of suggested extension activities
Cons
  • None
Common Core