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Women’s Suffrage Badge

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by Kerry Cordy

This badge was written in 2020 for the 100th anniversary of Women’s Suffrage.

 

Preschool:  Do 3 requirements including the two starred and one optional.

Level 1: Do 4 requirements including the two starred and 2 optional.

Level 2: Do 5 requirements including the two starred and 3 optional.

Level 3: Do 6 requirements including the two starred and 4 optional.

Level 4: Do 7 requirements including the two starred and 5 optional.

Level 5: Do 9 requirements including the two starred and 7 optional.

 

_____ 1.* What does Women’s Suffrage mean?  Understand what voting means and why it is important that both men and women get to vote.

_____2.*  Read a book or story about Women’s Suffrage.

 

Optional Requirements

_____ 3. Read the 19th Amendment to our Constitution. Find out when it was first introduced to congress and when it finally became part of our United States Constitution

_____ 4. Make a map of the United States and find out when each state ratified the 19th Amendment.  Write the date on top of each state.

_____ 5. Choose a present day women’s rights issue and prepare a campaign to support this issue.  You might make signs, advertisements, a video, or even write an article.

_____ 6. Earn the Biographies badge for a famous Women’s Suffragist.

_____ 7. Find out what the Declaration of Sentiments was.  How does it compare to the Declaration of Independence?

_____ 8. Create a map of the world and and write the year each country passed women’s suffrage

_____ 9. Learn about the play Failure is Impossible.  Act it out with friends as a play or readers theater.  The script can be found here: https://www.archives.gov/education/lessons/woman-suffrage/script.html

_____ 10.  Research the various suffrage banners used in different locations over time.  Then create a banner of your own.

_____ 11.  Research women in American politics today.  How many congressional seats are held by women?  Which states are they from?

_____ 12.  Learn about Affirmative action.  Discuss the pros and cons of this method of ending or correcting discrimination.

_____ 13.  Learn a song either sung by suffragists or about them.

_____ 14.  Watch a movie about women’s suffrage.