Womens' Rights Movement
These resources contain information about the women’s suffrage movement in the United States. Learn about the Seneca Falls convention, leaders Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and others, and the passage of the Nineteenth Amendment to the Constitution. Find out which state was the first to enfranchise women and who the first female governor was. There are videos, audio clips, primary source documents, quizzes, and more. Included are related eThemes resources on women’s history.
Here is a brief history of women's suffrage in the United States. Follow the links at the bottom to learn more about the Women's Rights Convention in Seneca Falls, Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and other suffragists.
PBS: Not For Ourselves Alone
Explore this interactive site to learn about key events and leaders in the women's rights movement. Includes photos and audio files.
PBS: Women's Rights Then and Now
Here is an index of resources and activity ideas for teaching women's rights issues.
Scholastic: Women's Suffrage
This website is all about women's right to vote. Includes information about women's suffrage throughout the world. There is a quiz and the story of Effie Hobby, a woman voter.
Did You Know? Facts About Woman Suffrage
Here is a list of little known facts about women's suffrage history in the United States.
Women of the West
Learn how women in the western states led the nation into political equality for women. This site includes biographies, a timeline, activity ideas, and an interactive map.
Teaching With Documents
Click on the links to view primary source documents from the struggle for women's voting rights in the United States.
BrainPOP! Women's Suffrage
Watch a video with Tim and Moby to learn about Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and the struggle for women's suffrage in the United States. Then test your knowledge with a pop quiz. NOTE: This site is available by subscription only.
Lesson Plan: Who Were the Foremothers of Women's Equality?
Students can learn about the first generation of leaders in the women's rights movement with this lesson plan. Student can learn the identities of people involved in the struggle and what their contributions and accomplishments were.
Lesson Plan: Women's Equality: Changing Attitudes and Beliefs
With this lesson, students can discover some of the beliefs that obstructed the progress of the Women's Rights Movement in its formative years and discuss whether or not these attitudes persist today.
Auto Tours for Women's Suffrage: An Oral Memoir
Listen to or read an interview with women's rights activist Laura Ellsworth Seiler as she recalls campaigning for suffrage as a young woman. You can click the links at the bottom of the page for more oral histories.
America's Library: Suffragists Arrested
Read this three part article about the ten suffragists who were arrested in 1917 for picketing the White House.
America's Library: The Nineteenth Amendment
Here is a short article about the Nineteenth Amendment to the U.S. Constitution that granted women the right to vote.
eThemes Resource: Famous People: Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton
These websites are about Susan B. Anthony, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, and women's suffrage. Read about how these women were important leaders in the movement that got women the right to vote. There are biographies, quizzes, and activities. Includes a link to an eThemes resource on Women's History Month.
eThemes Resource: Women's History Month
Learn more about Women's History Month (March) and International Women's Day (March 8). There are many biographies of famous women who excelled in a variety of fields. Includes quizzes, crossword puzzles, timelines, and suggested classroom activities. There are links to eThemes Resources on a variety of famous women.