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DAR Essay Contest 2018

DAR Topic 2018-19

Frances Bland Randolph Chapter NSDAR

 

"The Women's Suffrage Campaign"

 

Topic:

The 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution was passed by the United States Congress on June 4, 1919, and was ratified on August 18, 1920.  This amendment granted all American women the right to vote and hold elective office.  Many Americans at the time viewed this as a radical change to the U.S. Constitution.  Imagine you are living in 1919 while the women's suffrage campaigns were having impact on Americans politically and socially.  Discuss the pros and cons of this new amendment the U.S. Congress has passed.

 

Rough Drafts should be completed the week of October 5, 2018

Final Due Date: November 2, 2018

 

Research sites for information to get you going:

 

Crash Course in Women's Suffrage (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGEMscZE5dY

 

Politics Ain't the Same

https://billmoyers.com/story/politics-aint-19th-amendment-changed-american-elections/

 

The Power of the 19th Amendment

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/jason-ritchie/the-power-of-the-19th-ame_b_5718395.html

 

Khan Academy - 19th Amendment

https://www.khanacademy.org/humanities/us-history/rise-to-world-power/1920s-america/a/the-nineteenth-amendment

 

The Genteel Crusader - Richmond, VA during the Suffrage Movement

https://richmondmagazine.com/news/richmond-history/womens-suffrage-in-richmond/

 

Women's Suffrage - Bad Romance Parody (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qurVrHWjscc&list=PLzQNcOqOdYzItrHrkIrNNIWhU1GNA89sL

 

Women's Suffrage in the United States - a lesson

http://tag.rutgers.edu/teaching-toolbox/classroom-resources/lesson-module-womens-suffrage-in-the-united-states/

 

The Women Behind the Movement

https://www.makers.com/blog/womens-suffrage-women-behind-movement-you-thought-you-knew

 

The Black Suffragist (video)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Of3BJT4gsdg

 

Virginia Museum of History and Culture

https://www.virginiahistory.org/collections-and-resources/virginia-history-explorer/equal-suffrage-league-virginia-0 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kwUUePyXn4k (video)

 

School House Rock - Women's Suffrage Movement

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFOieRHRzh8

 

Layers of Learning

https://layers-of-learning.com/womens-suffrage/

 

Reading Room

https://mith.umd.edu/womensstudies/ReadingRoom/History/Vote/enduring-significance.html

 

Timeline of Women's Suffrage

https://www.nps.gov/wori/learn/historyculture/womens-suffrage-history-timeline.htm

 

History Extra

https://www.historyextra.com/period/victorian/10-things-you-probably-didnt-know-about-the-suffragettes/

 

History Net

http://www.historynet.com/womens-suffrage-movement

 

Women's Media Center

http://www.womensmediacenter.com/news-features/how-suffragistsand-their-foesused-media 

 

VOX

https://www.vox.com/mischiefs-of-faction/2017/4/13/15278116/suffrage-movement-voter-mobilization

 

The Women's Rights Movement

http://history.house.gov/Exhibitions-and-Publications/WIC/Historical-Essays/No-Lady/Womens-Rights/

 

People who opposed women's suffrage - Crusade for the Vote

http://www.crusadeforthevote.org/naows-opposition/

 

How Media Treated Suffragists

https://www.bustle.com/p/how-were-suffragettes-treated-by-the-media-55319

 

Women of Protest

http://www.loc.gov/teachers/classroommaterials/connections/women-protest/history3.html

 

Photos from the March 13 Women's March in DC - The Atlantic

https://www.theatlantic.com/photo/2013/03/100-years-ago-the-1913-womens-suffrage-parade/100465/

 

Early Feminism Movement (video)

https://study.com/academy/lesson/womens-suffrage-early-feminism-movement-19th-amendment-leaders.html 

 

What is the 19th Amendment?

https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-the-19th-amendment-definition-summary-date-ratified.html

 

C-SPAN

https://www.c-span.org/video/?429645-3/challenges-womens-suffrage 

 

History.com

https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage/videos

https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/the-fight-for-womens-suffrage

https://www.history.com/topics/womens-history/women-who-fought-for-the-vote

 

 

 

 

I encourage you to consider asking yourself a few questions for preplanning:

  • Where are you “living”?
  • What's going on in your local area/state with women's suffrage campaigns? Anything significant, or newsworthy happening?
  • Have you or anyone in your “family” been directly involved in the women's suffrage campaigns?
  • If you lived in 1919, how does your character feel about these changes?
  • What are the pros of the new amendment, according to your character?
  • What are the cons of the new amendment, according to your character?

 

 


Writing the Bibliography can be tricky... students need to retain information from the resources they use to take notes. Then, they can format their bibliographies.

http://www.aresearchguide.com/12biblio.html

http://qofp.com/links_bio.htm

http://www.factmonster.com/homework/t8biblio.html

 

There are a lot more pages out there to help with Bibliographies, but these should get you started and keep you on track.

Here are some Bibliography Generators - put your information into it and they will generate your format:

•Citation Machine:

http://www.citationmachine.net/mla/cite-a-book

•BibMe:

http://www.bibme.org/

•EasyBib

http://www.easybib.com/

 

Plagiarism Scavenger Hunt

http://edtech2.boisestate.edu/jenniferharris2/502/scavenger.html

 

Check for Plagiarism: (this is a paid site, but you can search Google for another option)

 https://www.grammarly.com/plagiarism?q=plagiarism&utm_source=bing&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=Search&utm_term=plagiarism&matchtype=p

 

Sample for Title Page:


 

“The Women's Suffrage Campaign”

 

 

 

 

 

Name

Address

Hopewell, VA 23860

Phone

email

 

 

 

Carter G. Woodson Middle School

Grade X

 

Frances Bland Randolph Chapter of NSDAR

 

 

 

 

xxx words

___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

 

Rubric for DAR Essay

Category

 

Title Page

  • Title of Topic – “World War I: Remembering the War to End All Wars
  • Contestant’s full name, address, phone, email
  • Contestant’s Grade level
  • Name of sponsoring DAR Chapter
  • Number of words in essay (600-1000)

Bibliography

  • At least 3 Sources
  • Sources are formatted correctly

Essay

Historical and geographic accuracy (everything is reasonable) - Includes where you are living and historically accurate events occuring in 1919

Stayed on topic - the student describes the pros and cons of the new 19h Amendment

Includes information about political and social impacts of the women's suffrage campaigns

Organization of essay (beginning, middle, end)

Spelling and punctuation – including proper dialogue usage

Correct grammar and formatting throughout (verb tenses are the same, paragraph indentions)

The student discusses the changes through a character's point of view

 

All Essays 600-1000 words

Times New Roman font 12-14, or handwritten in black ink

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