Teaching Guides and Curricula

19th Amendment, National Education Association
Lesson plans for grades 3-8, 6-12, 9-12 and 11-12; activities for grades 5-8 and 7-12; and links to background resources and videos.

19th Amendment Centennial Curriculum, 19th Amendment Centennial Commemoration Project
Online curriculum with six teacher-directed lessons tailored for 9-12 grade students; focuses on the 19th Amendment with references to the League of Women Voter’s connection to the suffrage movement. Updated in 2024.

Resources Connect Students to the Suffrage Story, National Women’s History Museum
Seven lesson plans targeted predominantly at grades 9-12, and links to videos.

Elections 101: Suffrage Curriculum, Office of the Iowa Secretary of State
A two-day curriculum that covers the history of women’s suffrage in the United States and the history and influence of women as voters, political candidates and elected public officials.

Teaching Women’s Suffrage, PBS
This collection of video clips, lesson plans, and primary sources details key figures, events, and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States.

The Equal Rights Amendment at 100 Years: History and Current Issues, Iowa State University
This curriculum includes five lessons targeted to high school students discussing the history and debates surrounding the ERA from the 1920s to the present.

Valiant Women of the Vote (PDF), National Women’s History Alliance
This six-part lesson plan builds on and is intended to be used in conjunction with the lessons and educator in the 2020 Women’s History Gazette.

Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment, National Archives
Links to documents in the National Archives and a script for "Failure is Impossible," a play commissioned by the National Archives about the suffrage movement.

Women & the American Story
Women & the American Story is a free curriculum website from the New-York Historical Society that connects educators with classroom resources that illuminate diverse women’s contributions to the American past.

Women’s Suffrage, Iowa Department of Cultural Affairs
Primary Source Sets developed by the State Historical Society of Iowa to help educators meet the Iowa history standards within the Iowa Core in Social Studies

Women’s Suffrage, Teaching Tolerance, a project of the Southern Poverty Law Center
Fourth in a series called Expanding Voting Rights, with an overall goal for students to explore the complicated history of voting rights in the United States.

Women’s Suffrage in the United States, Teach a Girl to Lead, a project of the Center for American Women and Politics
Activities and discussion questions designed to explore the changing role of women in society and in politics, along with links to online resources.

Women’s Suffrage Teaching Guides, Library of Congress
Links to teaching guides and supporting material at the Library of Congress.