This resource includes 17 key events from the Women’s Suffrage Movement, a full set of timeline cards without dates (to be used in a timeline sort), and a blank template (for students to add additional events to the timeline.) This resource also includes a timeline graphic organizer (to use with the timeline sort and/or the bulletin board.) I’ve included two versions (one with lines and one without lines.) Choose the version that works best for your students. Print back-to-back. Each side has space to record 12 events. If you print back-to-back, your students will have space to record 24 events.
Timeline sort suggested use:
When I use this activity in my classroom, I use it as a group activity. I think it works best with groups of two or three students. I allow my students to use their textbooks and the internet as resources when completing this activity, therefore I make sure I have textbooks and Chromebooks available to students to use in advance.
I re-use the timeline cards to save on paper. (you could laminate as well to increase longevity). I store my cards in a large Ziploc bag.
Over a dozen links to videos and resources related to women's suffrage are also included in this resource.
Topics included in this resource:
1848 Seneca Falls Convention
1866 American Equal Rights Association
1869 NWSA founded
1869 AWSA founded
1890 NWSA and AWSA merge
1890 Wyoming, Colorado, Idaho, Utah grant suffrage
1896 National Association of Colored Women formed
1912 Progressive Party supports women’s suffrage
1913 Alice Paul founds National Women’s Party
1913 Alpha Suffrage club founded by Ida B. Wells
1913 Suffragists march down Pennsylvania Ave.
1916 Jeannette Rankin elected to the House of Representatives
1917 Night of Terror
1919 Wisconsin first state to ratify the 19th Amendment
1920 Tennessee 36th state to ratify the 19th Amendment
1920 19th Amendment officially law of the land
1920 Secretary of State officially declares 19th Amendment ratified