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History of Women's Suffrage: A Women's Suffrage Activity

Through reading activities and an interactive quiz, students learn how women fought for and won the right to vote in the U.S. and beyond.


3–5, 6–8

Activity Type

  • Activities and Games

Created with Grolier online, the History of Women’s Suffrage activity offers students background articles related to the women's suffrage movement, plus an interactive quiz that tests them on content and vocabulary.


  • Women’s Suffrage: Students learn how women scored the right to vote in the United States, Great Britain, and beyond. A glossary of related terms – “ballot,” “petition,” “picket,” and more – is included.
  • 19th Amendment: Students can read a brief article on the 1920 amendment that granted men and women equal voting rights. A glossary – including “abolish,” “amendment,” “ratification,” and more – is available.
  • Show What You Know: This multiple-choice, 10-question quiz tests students’ reading comprehension and vocabulary. Sample question: “What was the first country to give women the right to vote -- Australia, England, New Zealand, or the Unites States?”



Learning Objectives

While participating in the History of Women’s Suffrageactivity, students will:

  • Discover the history behind women's suffrage
  • Develop vocabulary related to civics and citizenship



Susan Cheyney

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