American History · History

Lillian’s Right to Vote: A Celebration of the Voting Rights Act of 1965

Lillian’s Right to Vote is a great book to enter a unit study on women’s suffrage and the history behind women earning the right to vote.

We found a copy at our local library. We had to move quickly because as soon as we checked it out someone else put it on hold and restricted us from renewing it – ha! You can also find it here!

We started off by reading the book aloud. The book touches on the various stages of voting rights in America as well as slavery and the civil war. We stopped several times throughout the book to discuss what we were reading.

In addition to reading the book, I found a great list of vocabulary words with definitions from Scholastic :

  1. Ballot
  2. Citizenship
  3. Enfranchise
  4. Federal
  5. Militant
  6. Municipal
  7. Petition
  8. Picket
  9. Provincial
  10. Suffrage

The vocabulary words you choose can be made into flashcards, a writing prompt, or even an addition to a lap book! One way I use vocabulary words is to enter them as a list at SpellingCity.com which gives them games and spelling quizzes to learn their new words.

Some additional worksheets and discussion resources for a women’s suffrage movement unit:

Women’s Suffrage Movement Timeline (Rutgers University)

The U.S. Constitution (Amendment XIX)

The Fight For Women’s Suffrage (History.com video)

 

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