Period 3- U.S. History Lesson Plan (4-13-2015)

U.S. History Header 2Unit:

Unit #1 – A Nation is Born / Unit #2 – Imperialism and Progressivism

Chapter #3 – The Birth of Modern America (1877 – 1900)

Section #3 – Immigration/Urbanization

Section #4 – Early Reforms in a Gilded Age

Chapter #5 – The Progressive Movement

Section #1 – The Roots of Progressivism

Unit S.M.A.R.T. Goal:

Students will be able to examine the changing patterns of immigration from the 19th through the 20th centuries,  consider the challenges and contributions of immigrants, and analyze the “push” and “pull” influences of immigration (i.e. economic factors, advertising, political oppression, belief in social mobility) to 80% in 3 of 4 trials.

Today’s Objective:

Today students will

  • Discover the history behind women’s suffrage
  • Develop vocabulary related to civics and citizenship
  • Explore world and U.S. maps
  • Draw conclusions about patterns in women’s suffrage dates
  • Make personal connections to suffrage history

Behavioral Norms (Student Developed):

1.  “Only one person talks at a time” – Noah  (23 votes – approved)

2. “Respect others opinions/ideas” – Rob (31 votes – approved)

3. “Stay on task” – Andrea ( 27 votes – approved)


Theodore Roosevelt, Woodrow Wilson, William Howard Taft, 17th Amendment, progressive (graduated) income tax, Federal Reserve Act, Pure Food & Drug Act, Meat Inspection Act, direct primary election, initiative, referendum, recall election


Task #1 – Quick Quiz – “Why did the suffragettes split into the N.W.S.A. and the A.W.S.A. ?”

Task #2 – Now lets look over Thursday night’s homework again since we had to cut it short on Friday.

Downloadable File -> A History of the Women’s Suffrage Movement – Questions (web version)

Task #3 – We are going to look at Women’s Suffrage Movement on global level today.

Website – Scholastic – Women’s Suffrage World Map

Step 1 – As a class we are going to pick 10 countries at random and see when they granted their women the right to vote.

Step 2 – Now lets make a list from the countries we chose and put them in chronologial order.

Step 3 – Now we are going to the U.S. and we are going to write down the fifteen U.S. States that granted women the right to vote BEFORE 1920.

Step 4 – Now lets put the states in chronological order by who allowed their women to vote first.

Activity Questions:

1. . In which countries did we notice that women did not have the right to vote in?

2. Which country, of the ones we chose, gave women the right to vote first? Why do you think this was?

3. Which was the first state to grant women full voting rights? Why do you think this was?

4. Which state was the final state to vote on the 19th Amendment? Based on the map why do you think they held out so long?

5. Why do you think countries gave women the right to vote at the times they did?

6. What patterns, on a global level, did you notice?

7. What patterns, on the U.S. level, did you notice?

Task #4 – On a seperate sheet of paper try to determine the arguments FOR women to have the right to vote and the arguments AGAINST women having the right to vote during this time period. After this lets do a quick share out and then run through some notes to see how accurate you were.

Downloadable File -> Background on Woman Suffrage


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