Votes for Women, First Mass Petition for Women’s Suffrage – Interactive Teaching Resource

Parliament’s Education Service produced an interactive teaching resource on the first mass petition for women’s suffrage in January 2017.  The resource explores the first mass petition for women’s right to vote, now widely accepted amongst historians as the start of the organised campaign.

The resource incorporates key curriculum themes for citizenship:  the role of citizens in the development of our political system; the operation of Parliament in law‐making; and the significance of petitions in bringing about change.

Key curriculum themes for the teaching of history are also covered. The resource focuses on the original petition document to develop students’ source analysis skills and provides context for learning about women’s rights in 19th century Britain.

Downloadable worksheets for each region across the UK provide a local focus, and teachers notes are included.