Women’s Independence Day

August 26th

Friday July 1, 2005 Representative Ruth Jones McClendon and Senator Leticia Van de Putte participated in a formal bill signing ceremony with Governor Perry on Thursday, June 30 for House Bill 67 which designates August 26 as Women's Independence Day in Texas.

Grade Source 
Classroom Lessons
Grades 4-12

ESC 13

The 19th Amendment Election Day!
Using a political cartoon of the times, the student will explain the economic, social and political impact of the 19th amendment on society.

Political Cartoon

Graphic Organizer

Grades 4-12

ESC 13
The Suffrage Movement in Texas
After using the Austin History Center Online Exhibit,Jane McCallum and the Suffrage Movement, have students complete the activities of your choice.
Web site

Grades K-4

ESC 13

Tell Me A Story About the 19th Amendment
    The student will explain the history and significance of the  19th amendment

Grades 4-12

ESC 13

Tell Me A Story About the 19th Amendment
      The student will explain the history and significance of the 19th amendment.
Grades 4-12

ESC 13
Using Children's Literature to
Tell the Story of Women's Suffrage

The student will complete activities based on a children's book read to them about the Women's Suffrage Movement.
Grades 9-12

Library of Congress

Women, Their Rights and Nothing Less: The Suffrage Movement from 1840-1920

Eliza Hamrick and Donna Levene

A two week unit  where students will understand the societal roles of women from 1840-1920, the reforms they wanted, and the methods used to pass the 19th amendment.

If particular care and attention is not paid to the ladies, we are determined to form a rebellion, and will not hold ourselves bound by any laws in which we have no voice or representation.
 - Abigail Adams, First Lady 1797-1801

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The History of Women's Suffrage in America
An online exhibit of about the history of women's suffrage including visuals, a list of firsts in women's achievement and a timeline of the women's rights movement. https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage

Library of Congress Votes For Women!
Selections from the National American Woman Suffrage Association Collection 1848-1920 A collection of books, pamphlets, and other artifacts documenting the suffrage campaign.

National Archives & Records Administration Featured Document
The Constitution: The 19th Amendment
A short history of the 19th amendment including visuals. Click on Exhibit Hall and find an assortment of online exhibits on different American history topics. Click on American Women and find an online exhibit that includes artifacts from more than 100 significant women in American History from the Herbert Hoover Presidential Library and Museum. http://www.archives.gov/exhibits/featured_documents/amendment_19/

PBS - Not For Ourselves Alone
The story of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony
Based on the film by Ken Burns and Paul Barnes, experience the work of Elizabeth Cady Stanton and Susan B. Anthony in the classroom. The site tracks key events in the suffrage movement, delves into historic documents and essays and takes a look at where women are today. http://www.pbs.org/stantonanthony/

Austin History Center - Online Exhibit Jane McCallum and the Suffrage Movement
This online exhibit uses primary and secondary sources to chronicle the suffrage movement in Texas leading up to passing of the 19th Amendment and the Jane Y. McCallum played in it. http://www.cityofaustin.org/library/ahc/suffrage/

Texas State Library: Votes For Women The Women's Suffrage Movement in Texas
An online exhibit of the history of the suffrage movement in Texas. http://www.tsl.state.tx.us/exhibits/suffrage/index.html

Scholastic Woman Who Changed History Suffrage - The Right To Vote
This site defines key terms used during the suffrage movement and other reform movements. Included are web site links to related topics and if you CLICK on LESSON PLANS and find SOCIAL STUDIES/WOMEN'S HISTORY, you will go to lessons, activities, and interactive games like "History Mystery" which is about famous women and women's history.

"There never will complete equality until women themselves help to make laws and elect lawmakers." Susan B. Anthony (1820-1906), pioneer in the U.S. Women's Suffrage Movement