For Teachers

The resources below may be useful for locating additional information on the suffrage movement. The amount of material available on the Suffrage Movement makes it difficult to create a comprehensive list; thus, this is meant to only be a starting point. Many of these materials can be found in Rochester area libraries. Search to find out where you can get these materials.

  • Courage to Care. Contains nine easy-to-follow lessons to help educators guide students through a powerful exploration of the meaning of courage to care. Includes more then 70 biographical profiles spanning continents, cultures, and centuries that offer real-life examples of courage to care. Profiles on Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony are included.
  • The Gateway to Educational Materials (TM). This site contains information on (and links to) high quality lesson plans, curriculum units and other education resources on the Internet, including resources for teaching about the suffrage movement.
  • Clarke, Mary Stetson. Women’s Rights in the United States. New York: Grossman Publishers, 1974. A collection of classroom study materials which interprets the continuing struggle of American women for all full citizenship.
  • Hodges, Elaine Prater. Seneca Falls: Achieving Woman’s Rights. Cobblestone Publishing, Inc. A comprehensive fully annotated collection of 127 primary source documents depicting the political and legal struggle for women’s rights in the United States from 1632 to 1923. Includes and over 20 classroom activities.
  • Yellin, Carol Lynn and Janann Sherman. Perfect 36: Tennessee Delivers Woman Suffrage. Oak Ridge, TN: Iris Press, 1998. 160 pages. Teacher’s activity sheet available from Dr. Janann Sherman. Please contact her at for more information.