Minecraft Education Edition: Good Trouble - Lessons in Women's Suffrage (Lessons in Good Trouble)

Join Emmeline Pankhurst in Victorian Britain to learn all about her journey and quest to fight for women to have the right to vote.

Learning Objectives

HISTORICAL CONTEXT: Students will develop an understanding of the women’s suffrage movement.

HEROIC CONTEXT: Students will research Victorian Britain and the history of how women gained the right to vote in various parts of the world.

HISTORICAL/POLITICAL AWARENESS: Students will develop a better understanding of how challenging the norms that existed lead to change so that women were able to take part in the voting process.

SOCIAL MOVEMENT: Students will develop a better understanding of how they can become advocates for supporting women’s movements throughout history.

At the end of this lesson:

  • Students will understand their role as activists in matters of social justice.
  • Students will understand the importance of equitable voting rights for all.
  • Students will understand the effects of not being able to vote has on the community in which they live.
  • Students will understand how women having access to voting can change their future.


External References

Women’s Vote Centennial Inititiative

This website focuses on the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution and the right of women to vote in the United States.

The Women’s Suffrage Movement

This Kids National Geographic Article focuses on the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States.

History of the 19th Amendment

This Newsela article focuses on the 19th Amendment and the Women’s Suffrage Movement in the United States.

Fight for the Vote

Seven things you might not know about the women’s suffrage movement.

Woman in White: Hillary Clinton’s Suffragette Tribute

The significance of white in the Women’s Suffrage Movement.

Timeline of the 19th Amendment

19th Amendment: A Timeline of the Fight for All Women’s Right to Vote

Emmeline Pankhurst: Little People, Big Dreams

Meet Emmeline Pankhurst, an inspiring women’s rights activist who changed the world for future generations of women.

History VIPs: Emmeline Pankhurst

Votes for Women! This biography tells the story of Emmeline Pankhurst.

Suffragette: The Autobiography of Emmeline Pankhurst

Emmeline Pankhurst was a leader of the British suffrage movement in a critical era—the early 1900’s—and helped women win the right to vote.

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