Though the Declaration of Independence stated that "all men are created equal," women and girls in the early days of the United States had few rights--their lives were controlled by their husbands or fathers. Married women could not own property, and few girls were taught more than reading and simple math. Not one woman could vote, but that would change with the tireless efforts of Lucretia Mott, Lucy Stone, Elizabeth Cady Stanton, Sojourner Truth, Susan B. Anthony, Carrie Chapman Catt, Lucy Burns, Alice Paul, and thousands of others across the nation. Rightfully Ours tells of the century-long struggle for women's suffrage in the United States. In addition to its lively narrative, this history includes a time line, online resources, and hands-on activities that will give readers a sense of the everyday lives of the suffragists. Children will: ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; create a banner for suffrage ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; host a Victorian tea ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; stage a "readers' theater" for women's rights ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; feel what it was like to wear a corset ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; bake a cake from the Woman Suffrage Cook Book ·nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp;nbsp; and more Through it all, readers will gain a richer appreciation for not only the women who secured the right to fully participate in American democracy, but also why they must never take that right for granted.
Hollihan, Kerrie Logan
how women won the vote, 21 activities
Chicago, Ill. :, Chicago Review Press,, c2012.
xiii, 130 p. :,ill. ;,22 x 28 cm.
A time line for women's suffrage
Lucy Stone: craft your own soap
Elizabeth Cady Stanton: play a game of blindman's bluff; disconnect and reconnect; time for tea and talk; make a memory
Susan B. Anthony: make an oil lamp; practice your posture
Finding a platform; find Polaris, the North Star
Sidetracked by war
One step forward, two steps back: picture yourself as a Victorian; stage a readers' theater for suffrage; bake a cake with suffrage frosting
Prisoners in a gilded age: how comfortable is a corset?; paint your plate!; design a suffragist postcard; jump in time to a suffrage rhyme
Rolling into a new century; make waterlily eggs; sing a song of suffragists
Parades, pickets, and prison; dress up for suffrage; make a coat-hanger banner
Over the top: make a five-pointed star with just one cut; you be the judge
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EC : 2012-09-05