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TN History for Kids

Suffrage High School Lessons

We have created the following lessons for high school students:

Leaders in the National Woman's Party, photographed in
1922. Alice Paul is on the far left; Sue Shelton White of Tennessee
is on Paul's left.
PHOTO: League of Women Voters

1) Back Story

2) Crown of Martydom

3) State by State

4) Half a Century

5) Volunteer State Showdown

6) New Social Order

7) Two Women, One Amendment

8) "Don't Keep Them In Doubt"

9) Forgetting and Remembering

Note: All lessons were written by Bill Carey of Tennessee History for Kids and edited by Paula Casey, co-founder of the Tennessee Woman Suffrage Heritage Trail.

NOTE: These lessons are meant to introduce all students to the important events connected to Tennessee and its passage of the suffrage amendments. For more detail, here are two recommended books:

1) The Woman's Hour by Elaine Weiss

2) The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage by Carol Lynn Yellin and Janann Sherman

We also recommend that you check out the Tennessee Woman's Suffrage Heritage Trail.