The latest statewide serial story by Mike Peterson, Illustrated by Christopher Baldwin
A brand new serial –
"From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth" is a non-fictional history of the women's suffrage movement, including not only the story of that movement itself but of the other changes in society and how they influenced the strategies and actions of those who sought the vote for women. Besides the familiar names of suffragists like Susan B. Anthony and Elizabeth Cady Stanton, the series will cover how abolitionists like Sojourner Truth, labor leaders like Rose Schneiderman and social activists like Jane Addams lent their talents and energies to the suffrage movement, and it will examine how efforts to free the slaves, improve the lives of the working poor and extend the right to vote to women were all part of the job of extending true citizenship to all Americans.
The story is written by Mike Peterson and illustrated by Christopher Baldwin and targets students in grades 4 through 8.
With the Common Core State Standards and the emphasis of reading and analyzing non-fiction, this project will give educators perfect opportunities for collaborative learning and using technology while developing 21st Century skills. The story, illustrations and all project components are available FREE to any members of the New York News Publishers Association.
Audio Pod Casts
Encourage students to submit questions and comments about each chapter to the author's blog that corresponds with this story. All posts are reviewed before they are admitted to the site. To see and submit entries to the "From Seneca Falls to the Polling Booth" Blog click here.
To download a PDF copy of the Teacher's Guide click here.
Click here for the student Voting Poster contest information open to New York State Students Grades 4-8. Click here for a copy of the judging rubric. All entries MUST be received at the NYNPA offices, addressed to NYNPA, Voting Contest, 252 Hudson Avenue, Albany, NY 12210-1802 by close of business on Friday, May 8, 2015.
If you have any questions at all about this project or to sign up to participate please contact Mary Miller at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 518-449-1667 ext. 701 or download a copy of the newspaper agreement form. Non members are welcome to run the serial for a fee of $100. Please contact Mary to receive all documents.
Thank you to our generous sponsors for making this project such a success! This project was made possible through funding by the New York Newspapers Foundation and by generous sponsorship of the New York State United Teachers.
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