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posted May 23, 2013, 5:43 AM by Peter Knowles   [ updated May 28, 2013, 4:36 AM ]
Day 75--

Learning Target ImageWhat will I be able to do when I've finished this lesson?How will I  accomplish this task?  How will I show that I have done this?How well will I have to do this?
 I will be able to understand different ideas about the rights of women at the time of the 2nd Industrial Revolution.I will work with two different documents from the time period and analyze their arguments.  I will create a chart that identifies key arguments on two different. This is a formative assessment. It will help me understand material that I'll use in my later summative assessments. 

As the 19th Century came to a close, many aspects of society in industrialized nations were changing. In the area of women’s rights, many people disagreed over whether women should be allowed the right to vote.  Although these arguments can seem strange from our modern perspective, at the time the ideas were presented they represented true, closely-held beliefs of the people of the time.


Your task in this assignment is to use two primary source documents to gain a greater understanding of the different opinions and perspectives of the time. 


Take some time to read the written documents. As you do so, complete an APPARTS Chart for Document A or Document B (or both, if you like).  

NOTE: You need to read BOTH documents to complete this assignment, but you only need to fill out an APPARTS chart for one of them.

Next, create a group table, chart or Venn diagram identifying the key arguments for, against (and perhaps in the middle) over whether women should be allowed to vote.  Be sure to link each argument directly to each piece of evidence to show which source you used to reach your conclusions.


It’s tempting to take sides in an issue like this, but for now, your learning goal is to Understand how different perspectives regarding women’s suffrage during the Second Industrial Revolution were expressed by those who held them. It isn’t to agree or disagree with them (that comes later). Try to take the view of a distant observer, no matter what your personal opinions are of the matter.

When finished, your group will need to hand in

  • At least one APPARTS chart for Document A or B
  •  A group table, chart, or Venn Diagram clearly showing how the documents support arguments for, against, or in the middle.
Peter Knowles,
May 23, 2013, 5:43 AM
Peter Knowles,
May 23, 2013, 5:43 AM