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Lesson Plans & Additional Resources


Connecticut Humanities

The goal of TeachIt is to bring Connecticut history into the classrooms through inquiry-based activities that allow students from elementary school to high school to apply disciplinary concepts, evaluate evidence, and draw informed conclusions.

Civics For All

Seattle School District

Civics For All offers a curriculum designed to facilitate civics lessons into any existing or new lesson for students at any age level.

Connecticut Historical Society

State of Connecticut

The Connecticut History Society has developed educational programs that are inquiry-based to help students develop skills in observation, evidence-based reasoning, and critical thinking. They provide museum tours and outreach programs.

Connecticut Public Libraries

State of Connecticut

Connecticut’s Public Libraries provide great resources for students to learn more about Connecticut history and civic engagement. The libraries frequently host events that educate students on a variety of topics and give students access to books, magazines, and other materials needed to succeed.

Museum of CT History

Connecticut State Library

The focus of the museum is on educating citizens and displaying objects focused on Connecticut’s political, industrial, and military history. Each year over 20,000 students visit the exhibits to learn about the role Connecticut has played in the development of America from the colonial era to present.

Library of Congress

Women’s Suffrage - "Their rights and nothing less"

The library of congress in this module outlines how and why women gained the right to vote. Students will gain a comprehension of the societal role of women from 1840 to 1920 and the reforms women wanted.

National Education Association

"19th Amendment" 

The national education association’s agenda with these lesson plans are to spotlight the significance of equal rights for all citizens. Students will examine primary documents used to influence attitudes about women’s suffrage.

Public Broadcasting Service

"To Vote or Not To Vote"

P.B.S in this lesson plan strives to answer the question "why is voting an important responsibility for citizens?" Each activity examines the topic from a different thought-provoking perspective.


"Women’s Suffrage teaching Guide"

The objective of these lessons is to aid students in discovering the history behind women’s suffrage, and make personal connections to the suffragist struggle.

National Women’s History Museum

"The Road to Suffrage"

This lesson plans to define "suffrage" and discuss the significance of the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Rutgers Eagleton Institute of Politics

"Women’s Suffrage in the U.S."

The goal is to provide resources and information about the history of women’s vote in the U.S.


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