Updated: Feb 9
Today is Women's Equality Day! Break out those learning caps, because there is so much to learn about the Women's Rights Movement.
According to the National Education Association,
Women’s Equality Day commemorates passage of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, granting the right to vote to women. The amendment was first introduced in 1878. In 1971, at the behest of Rep. Bella Abzug, the U.S. Congress designated August 26 as Women’s Equality Day.
One of the best resources I have found for todays special occasion is the Smithsonians Portrait Gallery Learning Lab:
Here is a brief history of Women's Suffrage from Scholastic:
Learn about Effie, a woman that remembers voting in the first election open for women voters, courtesy of Scholastic:
The National Women's History Alliance has some really interesting information and ideas on how to celebrate today!
Follow this link to the Atlantic for dozens of photographs from the movement:
Want to just post up and color? Check out some of these Girl Power coloring pages:
Have a fantastic Women's Equality Day! If you enjoy any of these links, make sure you use the hashtag #LearningFunWithLaura so I can be sure to see it. Check out some of our other blog posts on the topic, too!