Abstract 8, Volume 8, Number 2, Summer 2013

Marching with Aunt Susan: Susan B. Anthony and the Fight for Women’s Suffrage

Jennifer M. Troncale and Jennifer Strain

Jacksonville State University

Abstract

This multi-day lesson involves grade 2-grade 4 students in exploring the life and achievements of Susan B. Anthony.  It provides opportunities for students to investigate events associated with the Women’s Rights Movement as well as issues related to women’s right to vote, work, and to receive an education.  This three-day learning cycle lesson will provide students with a better understanding of women’s suffrage as well as the time period and contributions of women leaders.  Day 1 begins with a simulation of gender bias and follows with a Quickwrite and read aloud. On the second day, students will participate in station activities. On the third day, students will use a Bio Cube to describe the activities of a current woman reformer and how those acts have impacted U.S. history.

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