Women's Suffrage Movement:

Activities and information designed for Pre-Readers and Above
Lesson Plans and Activities to commemorate women's suffrage for pre readers
Plans/Activities meeting National Curriculum Standards for Social Studies Grades 3 - 5
Women's Suffrage Movement - Meeting Alice: Equal Rights for All
Activities for 5th Grade and Above
Women's Suffrage Movement
Lesson Plans/Activities for English Language Arts for Grades 6 - 8; Grades 9 - 12
Women's Suffrage Movement
Activity Sheet for High School and Above
Women's Suffrage High School Activity Sheet Women's Rights around the world

Additional Resources
A History of the Equal Rights Amendment

Jacob Riis: How the Other Half Lives:

Reserve an Educational Kit
For school groups visiting Louisiana’s Old State Capitol to see the exhibition in person, teachers may request an education kit from Louisiana’s Old State Capitol to use before or after visiting the Jacob A. Riis exhibition.

Common Core Lesson Plans
Lesson One: Playgrounds and Parks in the City
By analyzing historic images, students will learn about the public health issues New Yorkers faced in the late 19thcentury. They will also understand how Jacob Riis used his photographs to advocate for building playgrounds and parks in especially dense neighborhoods. Students will then consider the role of playgrounds and parks in their own neighborhoods and design a new recreational space.

Lesson Two: An Evolving Photographer: From Candids to Portraits
By examining a selection of photographs and textual excerpts by Jacob Riis, students will consider Riis’s different techniques for capturing the plight of individuals in neighborhoods like the Lower East Side in the late 19th century. They will consider how his portrayals evolved, and debate the ethics of Riis’s approach to depicting working class New Yorkers.
Lesson Three: How the Other Half Works: Immigration and Labor at the Turn of the Century
Students will analyze visual and textual primary sources and learn about working conditions for immigrants in turn-of-the-century New York. In particular, students will gain an understanding of how labor frequently blurred the line between work and home, at times involving whole families. They will also consider how different reformers envisioned solutions to the labor problems of the day.

Lesson Four: Images and Technology in Jacob Riis's Era

This lesson examines the different formats and uses of Jacob Riis’s images in the late 19th century. Students will learn about technological innovations, such as the flash powder, the stereograph, the magic lantern, and the halftone print, and how differences in these formats shaped the impact of Riis’s images. They will also consider the ethical ambiguities of Riis’s early photographic techniques.

Hands on Extension Activity

Can you pass the citizenship test?



American Civics Resources for All Ages:
"Race to Ratify" American Civics Lessons