First Mass Petition, Votes for Women

First Mass Petition, Votes for Women

An interactive teaching resource exploring the campaign for women's voting rights, starting with the first mass petition for the cause in 1866.

An online resource with supporting worksheets that brings the women's suffrage campaign to life for students aged 11-14. The resource explores the 1866 petition which called for women's right to vote and was signed by women across the United Kingdom. Students follow the journey of the suffrage campaign through video, audio and quizzes, while source based activities help pupils develop source analysis skills. The supporting regional worksheets provide a local history focus for students to learn more about suffrage campaigning and key women in their area. The resource is designed for students to use independently using a tablet or computer.  Time required: 60 mins approx.

Curriculum - Citizenship 

England
  • Citizenship – Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • SMSC – British Values
Wales
  • Citizenship Studies KS4 – Democracy and Government 
  • Citizenship Studies KS4 – Democracy at work in the UK
Scotland
  • Modern Studies – Democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom
  • Social Studies – Factors contributing to major social, political or economic change
  • Social Studies – People, past events and societies
Northern Ireland
  • Citizenship Studies – Democracy at work in the UK
  • Government and Politics – Democracy in Action

Curriculum - History

England, Wales and Northern Ireland
  • History – Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world (1901- present)
  • History – Power and the People
  • History – Empire, reform and war: Britain 1890-1918
  • History – The development of the UK 1919-1990
 

Curriculum Guide

Curriculum guide

Curriculum guide

Grid demonstrating how this petition resource relates to the curricula for England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

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