To begin the second half of the school year, Teaching with the Library of Congress highlights recent Library of Congress initiatives and selected blog posts that might spur some classroom activities or lesson plan ideas.
The last twenty years of the Women’s Suffrage movement were led by a different group of activists than those who led the first fifty years, but by celebrating the anniversaries of the first convention, these later activists remained committed to the goals of the early movement.
By examining the digitized correspondence of suffrage leaders including Miriam Florence Follin Leslie, asking questions, and exploring related collections, students can learn more about some of the lesser-known suffrage supporters.
The story of women’s suffrage contains many smaller stories that can help us understand the larger movement more completely. The dress reform movement is a powerful lens through which to study and teach the story of the women’s suffrage movement.
What was the impact of the 19th amendment on the 1920 presidential election?
How were advertisements used to support the suffrage movement?