Elizabeth Started All the Trouble takes students back in history to the life of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and her trailblazing ways as she, and others like her, protested for the rights of women during a period when women had few rights. This module will explore the suffrage movement that would eventually lead to the 19th amendment. Students will be called to take steps and use their own voices and bodies to march ahead in support of their own convictions.
Before you begin...
Each Artful Reading Module is flexibly designed for a 2-3 week duration. Lessons are marked for Before-, During-, or After-Reading to guide your planning. We have added a sample of a Before Reading lesson entitled I Protest! for you to preview. Each lesson is designed in an easy to read format, with standards, materials needed, and step-by-step directions to ensure you are fully prepared when it’s time to deliver.
This module contains the following lessons:
- I Protest!
- The Fight for Suffrage
- Elizabeth Started All the Trouble
- Slow Motion Emotion
- Character Analysis
- Break the Chains
- Her Right Foot
- Choral Reading
- Our Right Feet
At the end of the module, you will find options for summative writing tasks and optional extensions that can stretch the module further.
For your reference, we have added images of the literacy & social studies standards matrix for this module.
Protest, Graphic Activism, Delegate, Slavery, Seneca Falls Convention, Declaration of Sentiments, Grievances, National Women’s Rights Convention, Suffrage, Emancipation Proclamation, Abolition, Thirteenth Amendment, Nineteenth Amendment, Connotation, Denotation
Note: This module is a Special Edition, celebrating the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment, or the Suffragette Movement.