From the Unit Plan: Women's Suffrage Teaching Guide


Books for Students

You Want Women to Vote, Lizzie Stanton?
by Jean Fritz

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
by Mary Oates Johnson and Linda Scher

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

 "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 Women's History Museum

Take a tour of women's history in the United States including audio of suffragette songs, photographs, cartoons, and a quiz.