An online resource with supporting worksheets that brings the women’s suffrage campaign to life for students aged 11-14. The resource explores the 1866 petition which called for women’s right to vote and was signed by women across the United Kingdom. Students follow the journey of the suffrage campaign through video, audio and quizzes, while source based activities help pupils develop source analysis skills.

The supporting regional worksheets provide a local history focus for students to learn more about suffrage campaigning and key women in their area. The resource is designed for students to use independently using a tablet or computer.

Time required: 60 mins approx.

Curriculum links

England

  • Citizenship – Democracy, government and the rights and responsibilities of citizens
  • SMSC – British Values
  • History – Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world (1901- present)
  • History – Power and the People
  • History – Empire, reform and war: Britain 1890-1918
  • History – The development of the UK 1919-1990

Northern Ireland

  • Citizenship Studies – Democracy at work in the UK
  • Government and Politics – Democracy in Action
  • History – Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world (1901- present)
  • History – Power and the People
  • History – Empire, reform and war: Britain 1890-1918
  • History – The development of the UK 1919-1990

Scotland

  • Modern Studies – Democracy in Scotland and the United Kingdom
  • Social Studies – Factors contributing to major social, political or economic change
  • Social Studies – People, past events and societies

Wales

  • Citizenship Studies KS4 – Democracy and Government
  • Citizenship Studies KS4 – Democracy at work in the UK
  • History – Challenges for Britain, Europe and the wider world (1901- present)
  • History – Power and the People
  • History – Empire, reform and war: Britain 1890-1918
  • History – The development of the UK 1919-1990