Susan B. Anthony

Week 3: Susan B. Anthony

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Read K – 3: Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights by Deborah Hopkinson OR Susan B. Anthony by Alexandra Wallner 

4 – 5:  Fighting for Equal Rights: A Story about Susan B. Anthony by Maryann Weidt 

6 – 8: Susan B. Anthony: Fighter for Women’s Rights by Pamela Levin OR Susan B. Anthony: Daring to Vote by Barbara Parker

 

Discuss:

  • What things couldn’t a woman do during Susan B. Anthony’s life?  (Couldn’t vote, own land, be a boss)
  • What is woman’s suffrage? (the right to vote for women)
  • What did Susan do on election day in 1872?  (She went and voted even though it was against the law.)
  • What is Susan most famous for? (Her many speeches urging for changes in government so women would be considered equal with men.)
  • Did women finally gain the right to vote in her lifetime? (No, not until 1920; She died in 1906.)

Questions for Grades 6 – 8:

  • Why was Susan arrested? (for voting; it was against the law for women)
  • What religious group was Susan’s parents a part of? (Quakers)
  • What was the temperance movement? (Movement to oppose consumption of alcohol)
  • T/F Quakers believed in equality of the sexes. (T)
  • T/F Quakers believed in equality of races. (T)
  • Why did Daniel Anthony start his own school? (so girls could learn math as well as boys)
  • Name some of the jobs Susan held? (worked at mill, as a teacher, speaker)
  • What were abolitionists? (People who wanted to abolish slavery.)
  • How did Susan feel about slavery? (against it; joined abolitionists)
  • Who was Susan’s partner in the Women’s movement? (Elizabeth Cady Stanton)
  • T/F Everyone agreed with Susan’s and Elizabeth’s views on women’s equality? (F – many people insulted her and threw things at her as she gave speeches)
  • T/F Susan often traveled  50 to 100 miles a day to make speeches. (T)
  • Which amendment to the Constitution gave women the right to vote? (19th)

Activities:

K – 3: Susan B. Anthony printable mini-book: https://www.teachervision.com/tv/printables/TCR/0743932609_12-18.pdf

4 – 5: Susan B. Anthony worksheet: http://www.timeforkids.com/files/media/090306_wr_2.pdf

6 – 8: Do this Susan B. Anthony worksheet: http://www.k12reader.com/worksheet/susan-b-anthony-and-the-right-to-vote/view/ And then complete this Opponents of Women’s Suffrage worksheet: opponents women’s suffrage

 

Copyright March 2nd, 2016 by Gwen Fredette

 

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