Explore how the suffragists embraced the First Amendment as a tool to help achieve passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution in 1920.
The Tools to Persuade
SUMMARY: Students use examples from the pro- and anti-suffrage movements to dissect the persuasive techniques used to shape public opinion then and now.
GRADE LEVEL: Middle and high school
TIME: 60 minutes
MATERIALS: Persuasion Techniques worksheet (download), Internet access
- Make copies of the worksheet, one per student.
- Review the example worksheet at the end of this packet. You may wish to distribute it to your students, as well.
- Share the link to the Women’s Suffrage Media Map with your students, or project it on the board.