Women at the 1920 election

Resources to Celebrate the 19th Amendment Centennial

Aug 27, 2020

August 26, 2020 marked the centennial anniversary of the 19th Amendment. Introduce this historic event to your students with resources from Iowa PBS!

Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women Documentary

Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women captures one woman’s influence on history. The documentary tells the story of Catt, the women’s suffrage movement and the passing and ratification of the 19th Amendment. Catt, raised in Charles City, Iowa, devoted most of her life to the expansion of women’s rights around the world as well as international peace. While her methods were not free from criticism or controversy, she remains recognized as one of the key leaders of the American women’s suffrage movement. Share this documentary with students through short, purpose-built clips and student supporting materials in the Carrie Chapman Catt: Warrior for Women PBS LearningMedia Collection. Experience the long road to women's suffrage through an interactive timeline. Explore the classroom resources drawn from this documentary to share with and inspire Iowa students.

Iowa Pathways

Iowa PBS’s Iowa Pathways is an online learning environment that challenges students to create their own story of Iowa history as they explore the people, places, events and ideas of their state. This award-winning website helps students choose topics that interest them, build research questions and examine relationships among Iowa concepts — past to present. Explore the articles that connect with the suffrage movement, Carrie Chapman Catt, civil rights and more. Analyze and interpret the extensive primary source artifacts from Iowa museums including:

Teaching Women’s Suffrage PBS LearningMedia Collection

The Teaching Women’s Suffrage collection in PBS LearningMedia includes video clips, lesson plans and primary sources detailing key figures, events and regional movements of the decades-long fight to win the right to vote for women in the United States. Created by public media stations across the country, students will encounter activists including Sojourner Truth, Carrie Chapman Catt and Grace Abbott, and examine key regional efforts within the movement. Primary source documents offer evidence for a study of the chronology of campaign for women’s suffrage, from the movement's beginnings through the ratification of the 19th Amendment.