The Day the Women Got the Vote Extension Activities
- Grades: 6–8
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Interviews with women. Invite students to conduct interviews with women they know in order to get firsthand accounts of their relevant experiences with women's issues and their personal recollections of events in the women's rights movement. Encourage students to interview women of different ages to acquire as broad a historical perspective as possible. Suggest they prepare for their interviews by writing a list of questions they would like to ask. Remind students to take careful notes during their interviews, or, if possible, to record the interview after obtaining permission to do so. After the interviews are completed, have students write summaries of what they learned. Allow time for students to share their impressions with the class. Involve the class in a discussion of how the interviews support or counter what they read in The Day the Women Got the Vote.