This lesson is meant to be used with my other 1920's cooperative learning activities.
Women had to fight for equal rights. Many students don't realize much of American society was opposed to the 19th Amendment in the 1920's. This lesson has students read two primary source documents: Equality of the Sexes by Rev. John Todd (1867) and The Progress of Fifty Years By Lucy Stone (1893). They will work in groups and answer guided reading questions and they unpack each authors argument. Why was Rev. John Todd opposed to women voting? Students will unpack the argument for and against women's suffrage and then will then look at two political cartoons from the 1920's to determine whether they are pro-suffrage or anti-suffrage. At the end of the lesson they must make their own political cartoon to show their understanding of the women's suffrage movement.
CA History Standards
11.5 Students analyze the major political, social, economic, technological, and cultural developments of the 1920s.
4. Analyze the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment and the changing role of women in society