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100 Years to the Vote Teaching Materials

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.

We encourage teachers to pair these lessons with a visit to the exhibit Women’s Long Road – 100 Years to the Vote, though they are designed stand alone. The exhibit will be on view at the museum through January 25, 2020. There is no admission fee for Maine schools and home schools.

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