Examining the Evidence: Suffrage & Anti-Suffrage Ephemera
Author: Vision 2020, National Constitution Center
This classroom activity is found on page 40 of the guide for K-12 educators that accompanied the temporary exhibition From the Absence of Many to the Presence of All: The Unfinished Business of Women’s Equality at the National Constitution Center, Philadelphia. The exhibition is part of a national project focused on advancing gender equality by energizing the dialogue about women and leadership. This Guide is designed to be flexible, with the intention that you pick and choose, mix and match based on your classroom needs. The activities are designed to engage students and allow them to interact with the material and with each other, and the range of choices provides options for students of different learning styles.
- By examining and analyzing political cartoons and other ephemera dating to the women’s suffrage campaign era in the U.S., students will investigate and discover what primary source images can tell us about attitudes and events of the period in which they were made.
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