The fight for women’s suffrage in Washington state is a unique story that explores themes of voting rights and social movements for change.
Women in Washington gained the right to vote in 1910, and women nationwide gained that right in 1920. In honor of these anniversaries, the Washington State Historical Society created curriculum to share the story of this struggle with students.
Below, find links to four Inquiry Design Model (IDM) lesson plans with primary source materials from WSHS’s collection. We also have developed a lesson plan to support students as they research Washington’s state’s suffragists and contribute to an online timeline.
Learn more about Washington’s celebration of the women’s suffrage centennial at suffrage100wa.com. There, you can also learn more about our free, printable panel exhibit.