Lesson Plan

Lesson Plan to Accompany Video:  Bad Romance: Woman’s Suffrage

Alice Paul and suffragists in a car during a suffrage parade.  ca. 1910 -15.

Alice Paul and suffragists. ca. 1910 -15.

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Grade Level:
Sixth Grade-Adult Education (general)
Subject:
Civil Rights Movement, Constitutional Amendments, Family Life, History, Women's History
Duration:
The teacher should allow two hours to complete this lesson plan.
Group Size:
Up to 36
Setting:
classroom

Overview

The 19th amendment to the Constitution gave all women of legal age the right to vote. This lesson plan will explore the various means of non-violent protests used by Alice Paul and the National Women’s Party (NWP).  It will address such ideas as the Silent Sentinels at the White House, and the imprisonment of suffragists for their protest activities. This lesson plan is an accompaniment to the video Bad Romance: Women’s Suffrage.

Background

The teacher should have a good understanding of Alice Paul, Lucy Burns and the National Women's Party, the 19th amendment to the Constitution, and the struggle for its ratification.

Materials

video Bad Romance.

Procedure

Park Connections

One of the rights called for in the Declaration of Sentiments at the Seneca Falls Convention was access to the elective franchise for women, or the right to vote.The NWP carried on this struggle in its fight for the 19th amendment.

Vocabulary

vote, suffrage, 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, protest