This resource introduces students to the women’s suffrage movement in the United Kingdom using primary and secondary sources from The Krystyna Campbell-Pretty AM and Family Suffrage Research Collection at the NGV. Through scaffolded activities, students analyse historical evidence and interpret the perspectives of women who were involved in the movement at the time. Students then complete a written activity using historical sources to support their analysis.
Ask questions of sources that identify origin, content, function and explain context
Differentiate between primary sources (those from the time of the event/person/site being investigated) and secondary sources (those that represent later interpretation)
Organise historical sources into types including artefacts, visual, written and audio
Examine the history of women’s suffrage with a focus on the United Kingdom suffrage movement
Formulate a letter which examines the perspectives of women in the suffragette movement using historical sources
This teacher resource includes activities and projects which have been flexibly designed to support learning both in the Gallery and the classroom.