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Women's Suffrage

A WebQuest for 6th Grade Social Studies

Designed by

Kate Chapman
kchapma7@emich.edu

 Women's Suffrage

http://wp.stockton.edu/postcolonialstudies/files/2010/11/800px-Women_suffragists_picketing_in_front_of_the_White_house.jpg

Introduction | Task | Process | Evaluation | Conclusion | Credits


Introduction
Take a minute to think.  Can you name one woman who was involved in the women's suffrage movement?  How about two?  Unfortunately not many U.S. citizens today know about the women (or suffragettes as they were called) who were the driving force behind the fight for women gaining the right to vote.  Without their courage and persistance, women might still be lacking in equal rights today.  After completing this webquest you will hopefully have a better knowledge of a few of the most influential suffragettes who participated in the Women's Rights Movement.

 



The Task
Using the internet you will research one significant female figure who participated in the Women's Rights Movement.  Once you have chosen your prominent female figure, please run it by me so that we do not have everyone researching the same suffragette.  During your research you will be required to take a full page of notes in a word document.

Once you have at least a full page of notes (more than one page is perfectly fine) you will create a Power Point with a cover slide and at least 5 informational slides about the prominent suffragette that you researched.  You will show your Power Point during a short presentation (3-5 minutes) in which you will teach your classmates about your researched suffragette.  Use your Power Point creativity with pictures and sounds, but do not make the Power Point distracting to your classmates.  Do not forget - your Power Point is merely an aid to your presentation, which means you will need to give us more information besides what is simply on the Power Point.



The Process

First:    Research prominent suffragettes and chose who you would like to                             further research. Email this choice to me so that we do not have too                             many of the same suffragettes being researched.

Second:     Further research your prominent suffragette of choice. While                                      researching, take at least a full page of double-spaced notes in a word                      document. **These notes need to be IN YOUR OWN WORDS. NO                      copying and pasting from the websites please.

Visit these websites:

http://teacher.scholastic.com/activities/suffrage/

http://www.nwhm.org/online-exhibits/rightsforwomen/index.html

http://www.history.com/topics/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage

http://www.teachervision.fen.com/slideshow/womens-rights/50972.html

Third:    Create a Power Point that highlights important and interesting                                    information about the suffragette. The Power Point should have a                            cover slide and at least 5 informational slides. Include pictures.

Fourth:   Submit your finished Power Point and full page of notes to the Moodle.

Fifth:   Look over two of your classmates Power Points to learn about two other                     suffragettes that you didn't know about before.  Be sure that you aren't                     reviewing Power Points about a suffragette that you researched yourself!

Sixth:   After you have looked over two other Power Points, email me and                                summarize the two other suffragettes that you learned about in at least a                  paragraph or two.  Please do not simply copy and past the information                     from the Power Points!

Anti-suffrage Cartoon
http://blogs.opb.org/oexjournal/files/2011/03/11_1909_anti-suffrage_cartoon_big.jpg



Evaluation

For this activity you will be scored based on how well you followed the directions and completed the activity. There is a total of 12 points possible. I will be grading you individually and you will receive a grade sheet the day after you give your suffragette presentation to the class.


Beginning

1

Developing

2

Accomplished

3

Exemplary

4

Score

 

Full page, double-spaced, word document notes

 

The notes were written in a word document, but were less than half of a page in length.
The notes were written in a word document, but were only half of a page in length.
The notes were written in a word document, but were only 3/4 of a page in length.
The notes were written in a word document, double-spaced, and a full page in length.

 

Power Point with cover slide and at least 5 informational slides

 

 

Power Point was missing 3 or more required slides.
Power Point was missing 2 required slides.
Power Point was missing 1 required slide.
Power Point had a cover slide and at least 5 informational slides.




Email with summary of two other suffragettes learned about.

The student emailed me a summary that was 1-2 sentences about what they learned.
The student emailed me a summary that was less than a paragraph of what they learned.
The student emailed me a one paragraph summary of what they learned.
The student emailed me a one to two paragraph summary of what they learned.


Conclusion
After completing this activity hopefully you know a little more about a prominent female figure or suffragette in the Women's Rights Movement. This will be our segway into discussing the Women's Rights Movement in greater detail in our next Social Studies Unit. As a little extra credit, go home and see what your parents or guardians know about the Women's Rights Movement. Maybe you can teach them a thing or two tonight at the dinner table!



Credits & References
Image references listed under images themselves.


Last updated on February 7, 2012.