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Can people support different ways of achieving the same goal? This program looks at how women in the twentieth century had varying perspectives about gaining suffrage. Students will explore the Equal Suffrage League of Virginia through primary sources like broadsides and photographs. They will leave with a better understanding of why women's suffrage was important, and who benefited from the 19th amendment. 

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Point to Point: $125.00
Point to Point Premium: $125.00
By Request: $125.00
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45-60 Minutes

Target Audience

Education: Grade(s) 4, 5, 6Public Library: Library Patrons, Library Staff

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Primary Disciplines

Language Arts/English, Leadership, Literacy, Social Studies/History

Program Delivery Mode

Videoconference - H.323 (Polycom, Cisco/Tandberg, LifeSize, etc...)
Videoconference – Webcam/desktop (Zoom, Google Meet, Cisco WebEx, GoToMeeting, Microsoft Teams, etc...)

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HistoryConnects from the Virginia Museum of History & Culture

Richmond, VA
United States

The Virginia Museum of History & Culture is owned and operated by the Virginia Historical Society—a private, non-profit organization. The historical society is the oldest cultural organization in Virginia, and one of the oldest and most distinguished history organizations in the nation. For use in its state history museum and its renowned research library, the historical society cares for a collection of nearly nine million items representing the ever-evolving story of Virginia.

HistoryConnects is an outreach education initiative by the Virginia Museum of History and Culture utilizing video and web conferencing to reach learners of all ages across the state of Virginia and around the world! HistoryConnects is made possible in part by the Hugh V. White, Jr., Outreach Education Fund.

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Program Details


1. This program begins with an introduction, brief discussion about the purpose of program (to learn about women's suffrage), and explanation of key terms.
2. We then discuss different perspectives on the movement using primary sources associated with each.
3. Throughout the program students will engage in primary source analysis.
4. Time is allowed for questions and answers.


The student will be able to answer the following essential questions:
-What was the women's suffrage movement, and how did it manifest in Virginia?
-How and why do people have different methods of achieving the same goals?

Standards Alignment

State Standards

Virginia Studies 2015 Standards
VS.1a, d, e - The student will demonstrate skills for historical thinking, geographical analysis, economic decision making, and responsible citizenship by analyzing and interpreting artifacts and primary and secondary sources to understand events in Virginia history; recognizing points of view and historical perspectives; comparing and contrasting ideas and cultural perspectives in Virginia history;

VS.9b - The student will demonstrate an understanding of Virginia during the twentieth century and beyond by describing how national events, including women’s suffrage...affected Virginia and its citizens; and
VS.9d - describing the political, social, or economic impact made by Maggie L. Walker