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10 Things for Women’s Equality Day

Found In: language arts, social studies, preK-2, 3-5, 6-8, 9-12

German actress Hedwig Reicher, wearing costume of "Columbia," with other suffrage pageant participants in front of the Treasury Building, March 3, 1913, Washington, D.C.

Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. The amendment was first introduced in 1878. In 1971, at the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.

These resources are intended to help grades K-12 learn about the suffrage movement in general and the 19th Amendment in particular.

  1. Graphic: Womens Equality Day - August 26
    Save and print this infographic or embed it on a website. (Grades K-12)
  2. 100 Years Ago, The 1913 Womens Suffrage Parade
    Text, photos, and illustrations on the March 3, 1913 Women's Suffrage Parade. (Grades K-12)
  3. Women's Stories: Chronicling America's Diverse History (Grades K-12)
  4. Women’s Suffrage
    A teaching unit about the quest by women to win the right to vote. Teacher’s guide included. (Grades 1-8)
  5. Women Win the Vote
    An overview of the suffrage movement, including brief biographies of 75 Suffragists. (Grades 5-8)
  6. Resources
    Lesson plans, biographies, posters, primary sources, and more. Search by topic, theme, or resource type.S. (Grades 6-12)
  7. Woman Suffrage and the 19th Amendment: Teaching with Documents
    Ten documents from 1868 to 1920, document analysis worksheets, teaching activities, and standards correlations. (Grades 6-12)
  8. Votes for Women: Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection, 1848-1921
    The collection comprises 167 books, pamphlets, images, and illustrations documenting the suffrage campaign. (Grades 9-12)
  9. Womens Suffrage: Manuscript Division
    Includes papers of the movement's early pioneers, the daughters of that first generation, the women who made the successful push to victory, and records of leading national suffrage organizations. (Grades 9-12)
  10. Women’s Suffrage
    Six historians examine aspects of women’s efforts to gain the right to vote. (Grades 9-12)



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