In this set of Susan B. Anthony activities for kids from grades K-3, parents and educators will find ideas for teaching about Susan B. Anthony, women’s rights, and suffrage. These activities are designed to complement the BrainPOP Jr. Susan B. Anthony topic page, which includes a movie, quizzes, online games, printable activities, and more.
Classroom Activities for Teaching About Susan B. Anthony
Have students choose a female leader or role model to explore. They may choose someone in their family, a community leader, or a historical figure. Students may want to study a female artist or scientist or explore the First Ladies. Why are these women good role models? What did they do to make changes?
Day in the Life
Have students imagine what life would be like if they lived in the early 1800s. Have them write a diary entry as if they were students during that time. What would they learn? How would their lives be different than today? What would their parents or guardians be doing in the 1800s? Would they still have the same jobs or do the same activities? Have students share their work in small groups or with the whole class.
Family and Homeschool Activities for Teaching About Susan B. Anthony
Create a Coin
If possible, show your child a Susan B. Anthony dollar coin or photo of one from the Internet. Then have your child draw a coin that commemorates the life of someone who is important to him or her. Your child should draw both the heads and the tails of the coin and could even create more coins featuring other heroes and role models. You can display all the coins together in a collection.
Read a Biography
Together with your child, explore historical figures and leaders who made a difference. Visit the library and select grade-appropriate biographies to read together. Try to choose a wide variety of subjects, including scientists, artists, dancers, civil rights leaders, and presidents. If possible, take a month to explore each person. You may want to do further research online together or visit museums to learn more. You can act out skits about the leaders, write essays together, or create pieces of historical fiction. Be creative!