PBS’s American Experience brings viewers an intimate look at the women who forever transformed the politics of social and political change in America. Exploring how and why millions of 20th-century Americans mobilized for—and against—women’s suffrage, The Vote, which aired on July 7, 2020, brings to life the unsung leaders of the movement and the deep controversies over gender roles and race that divided Americans then—and continue to dominate political discourse today. Students can celebrate the strategies and tactics of suffrage with She Resisted, an interactive experience that explores the final decade of the women’s suffrage movement through its most powerful images. They can live through the epic 1913 Washington, DC, procession, in which thousands of women took to the streets to demand their right to the franchise; thrill at Ida B. Wells’s successful voter registration drive; and admire suffragists’ commitment to nonviolent resistance, which included going on hunger strikes and withstanding brutal force feedings.
Veterans Day is coming up on November 11. It’s an opportunity to thank America’s veterans for their service and for students to learn more about veterans and their service. Below are a few ways to celebrate Veterans Day in your classroom.
IEEE REACH provides teachers and students with educational resources that explore the relationship between technology and engineering history and their complex relationships with society, politics, economics, and culture.
Facing History and Ourselves invites educators to join a dialogue with Dr. Carol Anderson, professor, historian, and National Book Critics Circle Award winner, exploring the history of the fight for African Americans’ voting rights as part of the struggle for racial justice in the United States.