Taking a Stand: Woman Suffrage and Protest at the White House K-8

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A class discussion opens a lesson on women suffragettes. Learners imagine they are preparing to protest for women's voting rights. Scholars create a colorful poster to hold up high when marching in front of the White House.

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Instructional Ideas

  • Track the opening discussion on chart paper, display the list for pupils to reference during the lesson 
  • Ask the school's principal or librarian if finished products can be displayed around campus or in the library during March—Women's History Month 
  • Invite peers to mix and share their posters—detailing why they chose the design they did and how they feel out the suffragette movement 
Classroom Considerations

  • Poster paper and coloring tools are required 
Pros

  • The activity allows participants to flex their creativity muscles
  • Highlights women's contributions and their fight for equal rights 
Cons

  • None