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100 Years to the Vote Teaching Materials

Left: Lou Rogers’ “Tearing Off the Bonds” from the October 19, 1912, issue of Judge. Right: An early H.G. Peter drawing of Wonder Woman (c. 1943). http://cbldf.org/2017/03/she-changed-comics-lou-rogers-advocate-for-womens-rights/

Teachers: is your school closed? Click here for the Distance Learning Guide to these materials. 

This series of three lesson plans uses primary sources to introduce students to the women’s suffrage movement in Maine. The lessons are recommended for Grades 4-12. All lessons and materials are digital and available for free download.

For more, explore the exhibit Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote.

Standards Chart
  • See how the lessons align with Common Core Standards and Maine Learning Results
Introduction to Maine Women’s Suffrage
  • A guide for teachers and students (6-8th Grade reading level)


Lesson Plans

Lesson 1-  State by State

  • How suffragists used maps to work for equal voting rights (Recommended Grades 4-6)

Lesson 2 – Cartooning for a Cause

  • How Maine artist Lou Rogers’ comics influenced the nation (Recommended Grades 6-8)

Lesson 3 – Mainers Speak Up

  • Recreating a historic women’s suffrage debate (Recommended Grades 8 and Up)



Maine State Museum