"Iron Jawed Angels tells the remarkable and little-known story of a group of passionate and dynamic young women, led by Alice Paul (Hilary Swank) and her friend Lucy Burns (Frances O'Connor), who put their lives on the line to fight for American women's right to vote."
Students love this movie, with its portrait of independent and modern women facing down the male establishment. This movie guide helps them become active watchers, identifying characters and their roles, comparing the two main suffrage organizations, and identifying specific strategies that the women used. The final part asks students to personally identify with the story to answer one of two writing prompts.
Movie is available at this link: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hOrD0tH_WaM