Votes for Women Part 1: Stories from Parliament

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Description

This episode of Stories from Parliament follows Suffragette Lady Constance Lytton as she protests for women’s right to vote.

Stories from Parliament is a series of audio dramas each telling a dramatic story from Parliament's past. Each episode is accompanied by specially commissioned illustrations and images from the Parliamentary art and archive collections that bring each story to life.

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Time required: 8 minutes (with lesson plans: time variable)

Learning outcomes

Using the lesson plans, students will learn:

  • The use of emotive language,the ability to employ persuasive arguments and form an opinion and present it to a group
  • A grasp of the issues in their historical context
  • How to set out an appropriate letter, adjusted for the intended recipient

Using the assembly plan for 7-11 years, students will learn:

  • To explore the idea of fairness and relate this to the historic struggle to achieve votes for women

Using the assembly plan for 11-14 years, students will learn:

  • To explore the direct action taken during the Suffragette campaign of the early 20th century

Practical information

Resources are aimed at ages 7-14 in line with the English and Welsh National curriculum, the Scottish Curriculum for Excellence and the National Curriculum for Northern Ireland. They can be used separately or together in three easy steps:

  1) Show episode as part of a school or class assembly
  2) Use the Fact Files to discover more of the key information around the story
  3) Choose one lesson plan activity to complete in class

Resources

Video transcript

Video transcript

Download the full transcript of this episode of the story.

pdf file - 398 KB

Votes for Women - fact file

Votes for Women - fact file

Fact file to accompany the Votes for Women film in the Stories from Parliament series

pdf file - 450 KB

Votes for Women - assemblies KS2 and KS3

Votes for Women - assemblies KS2 and KS3

Assemblies to accompany the audio drama.

pdf file - 223 KB

Votes for Women - lesson plans

Votes for Women - lesson plans

Letter writing and debating lesson plans for KS2 and KS3

pdf file - 219 KB

Votes for Women - lesson plans - Word version

Votes for Women - lesson plans - Word version

Letter writing and debating lesson plans for KS2 and KS3

docx file - 1.38 MB

Votes for Women - assemblies KS2 and KS3 - Word version

Votes for Women - assemblies KS2 and KS3 - Word version

Assemblies to accompany the audio drama.

docx file - 1.38 MB

Related teaching resources

AGES 7-14, VIDEO, LESSON & ASSEMBLY PLAN

Votes for Women Part 2: Stories from Parliament

AGES 7-14, HISTORY, WHITEBOARD RESOURCE

Women and the Vote timeline - Houses of History

Parliamentary business