Women’s Suffrage Badge
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.
_____ 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.