Why Should Women Vote? The Suffrage Question

An online interactive activity asks learners to analyze a group of documents related to the women's suffrage movement and then place the documents on a timeline. The results assess users understanding of the progression of the women's suffrage movement.

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Instructional Ideas
  • After individuals have completed the activity, have partners compare their timelines and share what information found in the resources justifies the placement order on their timelines
  • Use the resource to assess how well individuals understand the key events in the study of women's suffrage
Classroom Considerations
  • Part of the PBS Teaching Women's Suffrage Collection
  • Researchers must have access to computers linked to the internet
Pros
  • Students must read carefully to find evidence to justify the placement of the documents on the timeline
Cons
  • The documents will only remain on the timeline if dragged to the correct spot; therefore, users can drag documents without reading them