Women's Suffrage Books and Resources
Biographies, timelines, photo collections, and more
- Grades: 3–5, 6–8
From Unit Plan: Women's Suffrage
You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton? (Grades 5-6)
This book is a biography of suffragette Elizabeth Cady Stanton from her childhood and though her fight for women's rights in the 1800s.
Candidates, Campaigns, & Elections: Projects * Activities * Literature Links by Mary Oates Johnson, Linda Scher (Grades 4-8)
Fully revised and updated! Get students excited about elections with these engaging activities. Through role-playing, interviewing, debating, and graphing, students will learn how our government is organized and how politicians present themselves and the media portrays them. Includes literature links, primary sources, and maps and charts for tracking results, plus a colorful poster.
Stimulate background knowledge with these related links:
Teaching With Documents Lesson Plan: Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment
The National Archives presents several primary source documents — both visual and text — that give students a background on women's suffrage and the 19th Amendment
Center For Women and American Politics
With Rutgers University, this website gives a timeline of firsts for women in politics from 1872 to today including information on current women office holders and state-by-state historical summaries.
By Popular Demand: "Votes for Women's Suffrage" Pictures, 1850-1920
This extensive photographic collection of women's suffrage in the United States includes portraits of famous suffragettes, parades, picketing, and anti-suffrage displays.
Not for Ourselves Alone
PBS presents the story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony with key historic documents and essays as well as a look at where women are today.
Western New York Suffragists: Winning the Vote
With biographies and timelines, this site explores famous and not so famous suffragettes and includes photographs, correspondence, and even wills.
New York Times Crossword Puzzle for Women's History Month
This student puzzle has clues related to the leaders of the women's suffrage movement, politicians, artists and more. This difficult puzzle is appropriate for grades 6 and up.
The National Museum of Women's History
Take a tour of women's history in the U.S. including audio of suffragette songs, photographs, cartoons, and a quiz.