Welcome to the Wiki page for Eras 7-10, Part 1!

The Mini-institute on this topic, Women's Suffrage and the Progressive Era," was held on September 25, 2012. The purpose of this wiki page is to allow those who attended the opportunity to pool resources and ideas gleaned from that institute. Feel free to post lesson plans, project ideas, or other ways that you have integrated the material or methods learned at this day's sessions into your classroom. What worked, or did not work? What materials have you discovered were most helpful? Or least helpful? What material (photos, documents, videos, etc) do you wish you had more of? And who has found some to recommend?

If you have never used a wiki before, do not worry. Many have not! Just click on the icon above that says "EDIT" to begin adding your contributions to this project. Do not forget that creating a classroom project based on these institutes, and being observed during the project, can all count towards the completion of your Professional Development Plan (PDP).

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Here is a copy of Dr. Nancy Schurr's PowerPoint Presentation that accompanied her presentation on Alice Paul, with accompanying Documents.


The following PPT's are the activities that Dr. Linda Levstik modeled, such as the documents relating to agency with images from the women's suffrage movement at both the national and Tennessee state level, the Poetry activity, and "What Difference Would it Make If..." activity.









Classroom Activities:
The following document is a list of suggestions for classroom activities that accompanies The Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage book that you received during the workshop.


Videos Shown at the Workshop:

Additional Resources
Lesson Plan Activities & Primary Source Sets:

Other Important Primary Source Links:

PowerPoint Presentations: (Coming Soon)
Voice Threads: (Coming Soon)

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Tennessee & Women's Suffrage:
The following essays are related to the struggle to ratify the 19th Amendment in Tennessee, as well as includes essays on prominent individuals in that struggle.

William E. Hardy, The War of the Roses: The Ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee


A. Elizabeth Taylor, Tennessee: The Thirty-Sixth State


William E. Hardy, "Don't Forget to be a Good Boy": Harry T. Burn's letter from Mom and the Ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tenessee


William E. Hardy, Anne Dallas Dudley: Making Suffrage Fashionable


Anne Dallas Dudley, The Southern Temperament as Related to Woman Suffrage
[An Address Delivered at the "Dixie Night" Session of the National American Woman Suffrage Convention in Atlantic City, September 8, 1916]


Susan Sawyer, Sue Shelton White (1887-1943): Suffragist and Political Activist

Betty Sparks Huehls and Beverly Greene Bond, Sue Shelton (1887-1943): Lady Warrior



The following essays document the Anti-Suffragist vision and efforts to block ratification at the national and state level.

Josephine Anderson Pearson, My Story: Of How and Why I Became an Antisuffrage Leader
[Written in 1939, My Story documents Pearson's efforts as the leader of the antisuffragist effort to block the ratification of the 19th Amendment in Tennessee]


Anastatia Sims, Beyond the Ballot: The Radical Vision of the Antisuffragists



The following essays document the ratification of the 19th Amendment, protests at the White House, and the struggle to ratify the amendment in an "inhospitable" South.

William E. Hardy, The 19th Amendment: The Struggle for Woman Suffrage


Marjorie Spruill Wheeler, The Woman Suffrage Movement in the Inhospitable South


Inez Haynes Irwin, "Burning the President's Words Again": A Demonstration at the White House, 1918 [From Irwin's The Story of the Woman's Party, 1921]