Unit: Why was the struggle for the vote important today?


6 lessons

How did the Chartists affect the political rights we have today?

In this lesson, you will find out about a group of people who demanded political change. You will investigate who the Chartists were, what campaign methods they used and whether they were successful. We will explore what effect the Chartists had on modern day political rights. Finally, after studying more recent methods of campaigning, we will consider how citizens can create change.

Which methods were most successful in the fight for female suffrage?

In this lesson, we will explore the struggle women had to achieve equal voting rights. We explore the Suffragists and Suffragettes and investigate the different methods used by each group. You will meet the great grandson of Alice Hawkins who explains why it is important to remember those who struggled for the right to vote. Finally, you will investigate what equality is like for women today and consider how people can become an advocate for other peoples' rights.

Why does voting matter?

In this lesson, you will explore why it is important to vote. You will give your view about the issues that are most important to you and see which decision makers these issue are linked to. You will consider two opinions about voting and decide who you agree with the most. We will have a look at who votes, where power lies and some of the consequences of not voting.