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Engage your Students with a Women's Suffrage Scavenger Hunt Activity

Engage your students with a Women's Suffrage Scavenger Hunt Activity

Are you looking for an engaging and meaningful activity to add to your Women's Suffrage or 19th Amendment unit? I've put together a scavenger hunt that uses primary source clues and is great for collaborative work. With 7 tasks to complete, your students will learn about the trial of Susan B. Anthony.

This classroom-based activity is similar to an escape room but allows for more flexibility as it can span over the course of two or more class periods. The scavenger hunt involves little prep and is easy to implement, as all the hard work is done for you.

In this activity, your students will walk in the shoes of Elizabeth Cady Stanton as they learn about the Women's Suffrage movement and the trial of Susan B. Anthony.

A Women's Suffrage Scavenger Hunt or Escape Room with Primary Source Clues

This scavenger hunt uses primary sources! What better way to learn about the past than to analyze real photos and documents! Your students will use close reading skills, decoding, and teamwork as they complete 7 different tasks with clues.

Through this activity, your students will learn about the Seneca Falls Convention and analyze a primary source document. They will review the Declaration of Sentiments and also read testimonies of men in support of women's suffrage. Your students will also learn about the trial of Susan B. Anthony for having voted in an election during a time when it was illegal for women to cast a vote. Students will also discover how many years it took from the original petition to Congress until the ratification of the 19th amendment.

A Women's Suffrage Activity Scavenger Hunt using Primary Source Clues and Tasks

Here's what educators are saying:

"This was FANTASTIC! I made it a competition between the groups in my class and they had so much fun!" -Katie A.

"This activity will definitely take 1-2 class periods. It was very easy to put together for my students. Thank you for this resource!" - Language Art with Heart

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