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Duration
60-90 minutes
Topic(s)
  • Current Events
  • Journalism
  • Women's Rights
Grade(s)
  • 7-12

(Note: For more support, see expanded procedure in downloadable lesson plan.)

  1. In advance, review the example worksheet at the end of the lesson plan packet. You may wish to distribute it to your students, as well.
  2. Students review tools of persuasion, then chart which of those tools are used in an artifact chosen from NewseumED’s women’s suffrage media map (below).
  3. Students discuss the effects of these techniques on the women’s suffrage debate.
  4. Students discuss what persuasive techniques are used in today’s media and how, and compare and contrast them with examples of persuasive materials from the suffrage debate.

  • Persuasion Techniques worksheet (download), one per student
  • Internet access. Share the link to the women's suffrage media map with your students, or project it on the board.

Have students present their findings. Prompts include:

  • How do today’s persuasive messages look the same as those from the suffrage debate? How are they different?How do you explain the similarities and differences?
  • Look at a specific technique. How are the ways that the pro- or anti-suffrage authors used this technique the same and different from the ways that the modern-day examples use the technique? How do you explain the similarities and differences?
  • What additional persuasive techniques do the modern-day media have available to them due to technological developments?
  • Why is it important to understand the tools and influence of persuasive messages? What impact do they have on our lives today?

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