Module 4: Susan B. Anthony, the Suffrage Movement, and the Importance of Voting

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UnboundEd
Subjects
English-Language Arts
Grades
Grade 4

Module 4: Susan B. Anthony, the Suffrage Movement, and the Importance of Voting

Students read, write, and speak about the topic of voting rights and responsibilities.

37 INSTRUCTIONAL DAYS (37 HOURS)


Description

In this module, students will read, write, and speak about the topic of voting rights and responsibilities. In the first two units, students will read informational texts that focus on the women’s suffrage movement and the leadership of New Yorker Susan B. Anthony. Specifically, they will read firsthand and secondhand accounts of her arrest and trial for voting in a time when women were outlawed from doing so. Students then read The Hope Chest by Karen Schwabach, a historical fiction novel set in the weeks leading up to the passage of the 19th Amendment. They will continue to examine the idea of leaders of change and explore the theme “making a difference” by collecting evidence on how selected characters make a difference for others.

The Following Units Are Included within this Module:

  • Unit 1: Building Background Knowledge: The Leadership of Susan B. Anthony
  • Unit 2:  Analyzing Characters' Leadership in Historical Fiction: The Hope Chest
  • Unit 3:  Writing and Speaking About the Importance of Voting: Why Vote?

Lessons are organized under each unit.

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